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Project Push Back and Grow

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The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are on the move. Over the years, 7 cottages along the west side of the lake have been taken over by the sand dunes and this spring marked the 8th that was destroyed by the beautiful, but powerful, dunes. (See the pictures and story at bottom of page.)

The cottage owner closest to the dune has always managed and paid for the maintenance of moving the sand each spring. However, as the wind patterns have shifted, the amount of sand that blows onto all the neigboring properties has increased so much  that it now must be hauled off site.  

Several of the cottage owners closest to the dune have joined together to manage and pay for the removal of the sand.  Yet, hauling the sand off site is cost prohibitive for the group of cottage owners on their own.

The removal of the sand is our only chance at saving our cottages. 

We are asking community members and those who have a special place in their heart for Silver Lake to consider donating toward this cause. 100 % of the money raised through Project Push Back and Grow will be used for sand removal and sand movement prevention.

Please share this page! Together we can save this lovely place we call paradise. Let's all make sure that family and friends will be able to enjoy Silver Lake for many generations to come!  

We will report all progress here for your viewing. Success of this project will depend on community involvement and donations.

Commitee Members:  
David & Sue Dressler, 
Dan & Barb Behm, Tom & Dee Mathison,
Denise & Karen Swanson, Greg & Becky Dewind

Our goal is to PUSH BACK the invasion of the dunes by removing and transporting sand to an alternate location and GROW community involvement by working together to save our cottages.


Beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes 
But look close - zoom in on this photo to see the sand encroaching on the Dressler Family Cottage!

November 2016
Dressler Family Cottage

February 2017
Dressler Family Cottage covered by sand 

MARCH  2017 
Dressler Family Cottage destroyed in three short months


  • Sharon Greer
    • $5 
    • 6 yrs


Sue Dressler
Little Point Sable, MI

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