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      Own your very own piece of Sleeping Bear Dunes

      UpNorthLive's Facebook fans voted to hear more about how you can own your very own slice of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

      The Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear organization announces a new program in partnership with the National Park Foundation which allows supporters and fans to claim their very own virtual inches of the famous National Lakeshore.

      When you purchase your virtual space, you can share pictures and stories describing why Sleeping Bear Dunes is so special to you. The site also allows you to share through Facebook, Twitter, email and more.

      The "My Inch of Earth" program is similar to buying a star in the sky. Each inch costs $1 per month and is authenticated with a personalized certificate with your name, latitude/longitude coordinates and your contribution. You can purchase as many inches as you like. Each inch is exclusive to you and cannot be purchased by anyone else.

      Proceeds go to Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear and the National Park Foundation, which is the National charitable partner of the National Park Service.

      Sign up at and follow the directions.

      For more information about the Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, visit their website at

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