Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear kicks off summer projects in Park

From staff reports

Volunteers can help restore the cultural landscape at the Ole Oleson farm in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District on Friday, June 24 between 9 am and 4 pm. Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear seeks 10-15 volunteers for their annual field clearing project to remove invasive and non-native plant species, as well as spreading tree saplings.

This project is suitable for high school youth and over, and volunteers may sign up for part or all day. Manual tools only, such as loppers and handsaws, will be used. Participants should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and bring a sack lunch, sunscreen.

The Ole Oleson Farm is located off of M-22 west between Maple City and Glen Arbor. Turn right onto Basch Rd, then a second right onto Kelderhouse Rd. Head straight back into the winding drive at the back of the property.

For more information on this and upcoming historical preservation projects, visit their website at or call (231) 334-6103.