Warren Dunes management plan public meeting set

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to help shape future management at Warren Dunes State Park in Berrien County. The DNR will host an open house 5-7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Lake Township Hall, 3220 Shawnee Road, Bridgman, to gather input on the park’s draft phase 2 general management plan.

The phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy that will assist the DNR in meeting its responsibilities to protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources, and to provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities.

The 1,439-acre park provides recreational activities compatible with the park’s natural resources, including 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, a large swimming beach, a critical dunes area and a dedicated natural area. Recreational opportunities include modern and rustic camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing and hunting.

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