• PEACE Ranch is hosting its annual volunteer training from 9:30 a.m. to noon, on six consecutive Saturdays, May 17-21 at the ranch, located at 2570 Hoosier Valley Road in Traverse City. For more information or to sign up for training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be hosting a kickoff meeting for Adopt-A-Beach volunteers at 1 p.m., on May 31, in the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center on M-72 in Empire. Kerry Kelly from the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Park Rangers from the National Lakeshore will discuss the program and volunteer duties as well as help participants select a beach and provide equipment and materials for patrols. Volunteers receive an annual pass to the National Lakeshore.
For more information, visit friendsofsleepingbear.org. If you would like to Adopt-A-Beach, but are unable to attend the training meeting, contact Kerry Kelly, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, at PR@friendsofsleepingbear.org, or call 231-631-4244.