April 2022 eNewsletter

LACA and FLSP Art Exhibit

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) and FLSP are holding an art exhibit August 5 through 27, 2022. LACA is in search of artists to submit artwork for this exhibition 'Celebrating the Ludington State Park.'

FLSP will benefit from any sales that occur during the art exhibit. To learn more click here.

Track Chair Delivery

The Track Chair was delivered to the LSP on Friday, April 8. The Michigan Dealer, Bryan Wilkinson, provided an overview of the chair features and maintenance for the LSP staff.  The Track Chair should be available for use, via a reservation system, by Memorial Day weekend.

Upcoming Events

FLSP has one remaining session scheduled this year via Zoom, regarding the Ludington State Park. Everyone is invited to participate in this free session by registering here.

  • State of the Ludington State Park with Jim Gallie, LSP Park Manager - Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m.

A recording of Alan Wernette's February session -- Great Lakes, Past Present and Future is available along with the other recorded Zoom sessions by clicking here.

Earth Day 2022 Celebration

A Few Friends for the Environment of the World (AFFEW) will hold its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 

United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 E Bryant Road. The theme for 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. This all day event will include a live reptile show featuring Michigan native turtles presented by Nature Discovery. They will also have many organizations and groups represented at the information booths. This is also your opportunity to take a tour of U Dig It Community Garden and take a guided hike with Dave Dister!

FLSP will have an information booth at the event and could use help staffing it. If you are willing to represent FLSP for a couple of hours please email FriendsofLudingtonStatePark@gmail.com. 

Volunteers conducting invasive plant eradication. 

For information regarding the AFFEW Earth Day Celebration click here.

Adopt-a-Highway Pick-up Volunteers

FLSP has scheduled three litter pick-ups in 2022 with the first one being held Wednesday, April 27, at 5 p.m.

If you are interested in keeping the LSP free of litter, please consider helping us pick up trash along M-116.  For more information or to sign-up please click here

Entertainment Series Volunteers

A total of 21 entertainment events have been scheduled for the 2022 season.  At each event, FLSP volunteers pass the bucket for a free will offering to fund the entertainment series and other projects at the LSP. We need two volunteers to assist at each amphitheater event and four volunteers for those events held at the Lake Michigan Beach House. There will be a FLSP Board Member at each event to provide a brief overview of FLSP and coordinate the passing of the buckets.  If you are willing to help out please sign-up by clicking here.

Please consider donating to FLSP!

There are many ways to support the FLSP. You may give towards overall park stewardship (trees, trail maintenance, historical structure repair), programming (summer entertainment, environmental education, signage, snowshoeing) or specific projects. See our donor page for more information. 


It is that time of year to pay your annual membership. If you have not done so already, please pay your 2022 membership on-line or by mailing a check to FLSP indicating that it is for a membership.