Broken glass spread along Sleeping Bear Dunes beach

Apr 16, 2019


Glass found at Good Harbor Beach
Credit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

The National Parks Service says broken glass was purposely placed in the sand along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The glass was found near Good Harbor Picnic Area at the east end of Lake Michigan Road in Cleveland Township.

Park Rangers say it was spread evenly across several hundred yards. They say the pieces looked like they had been broken recently, and would have injured beachgoers if stepped on.

“I am outraged by this act that is clearly intended to injure visitors to the National Lakeshore,” Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Scott Tucker says. “Thousands of pieces of broken glass do not appear on the beach without malicious intent.”

Park staff and volunteers will comb the beach to try to remove any more glass.

The rangers say the incident resembles a similar case from October 2017. They ask anyone with information to contact the Leelanau District Park Ranger’s office.