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Friends of Negwegon State Park join #GivingTuesday challenge

Nov. 24, 2021

Save the date, Nov. 30, 2021

The Friends of Negwegon State Park and the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan are working together to help raise park funds through the Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan event, set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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 park's endowment fund through the community foundation. 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 between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, and select Friends of Negwegon. Every penny donated goes directly to the selected charity.

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, Negwegon and Harrisville State parks supervisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Parks and Recreation Division, at 989-724-5126 or

Note to editors: An accompanying photo of Negwegon State Park's beach is available below for download.