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Partnership announced to promote accessibility to national parks

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The state of Michigan and the National Parks Service are joining together to help promote accessibility to National Parks in Michigan.

The partnership includes departments like the Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, the Department of Natural Resources, and more. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the Parks that stands to benefit from the partnership.

“It is going to be about knowledge sharing and almost experimentation to find the right mix of shuttle buses, fleet vehicles for park operations, and charging stations for the visiting public.” said Park Superintendent, Scott Tucker. He says the partnership is non-financial, and will focus on sharing ideas and information to improve accessibility to the park.

Tucker says the goal is to create the next generation of parks supporters by improving the visitor experience. He wants people to utilize public land for the reason it exists: enjoyment, education, and protection.