U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Sleeping Bear Dunes Preservatio - Northern Michigan's News Leader

U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Sleeping Bear Dunes Preservation Bill

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation to preserve more than 32,000 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The land will be preserved as wilderness and provide access to the lakeshores recreational activates including beaches, trails, and streams.

The legislation was introduced by Senator Levin back in January and Senator Debbie Stabenow led the effort to get the bill passed.

Hunting, fishing, trail use, and camping would continue.

Motor boats will still be allowed offshore of the dunes and allowed to beach in areas next to the wilderness area.