Friends of Negwegon State Park to raise funds through #GivingTuesdayNEMI Dec. 3

Contact: Eric Ostrander, DNR Parks and Recreation Division, 989-724-5126
Agency: Natural Resources

Nov. 27, 2019

 
Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan logo and event badgeThe Friends of Negwegon State Park and the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan are working together through the Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan event, set for Dec. 3, to help raise funds to  preserve and protect the park's natural features .


Giving Tuesday is celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and was created to inspire people to give back, while collaboratively taking action to improve local communities.

This 24-hour online fundraising event will help raise additional dollars for the Negwegon State Park Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. The endowment fund will help preserve the park now and into the future by leveraging grant dollars used for park projects, including invasive species control, interpretive programming, dark sky events and threatened and rare species research. 

To make an online donation, visit CFNEM.org between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, select Friends of Negwegon and click the Give Now button. Every penny donated goes directly to the selected charity and benefits northeast Michigan.

Negwegon State Park encompasses approximately 4,200 acres of natural wilderness, including forest and wetland located on the shores of Lake Huron in Alcona and Alpena counties. The park is known for rare and threatened plant species, as well as excellent trails, backcountry camping, a beautiful sand beach, a unique dune and swale complex, hunting and wildlife viewing. The park also is home to a dark sky preserve.

For more information, contact Eric Ostrander at 989-724-5126 or OstranderE1@Michigan.gov.