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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was established in 1970 to preserve the naturally wild and beautiful Lake Superior islands in northern-most Wisconsin. “The Friends” have supported the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore since 2002.

News from the Friends

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Supports Efforts to Slow Spread of COVID-19
“The health and safety of our employees, local residents, volunteers, and visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is our …
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE DELAYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENTS FOR APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKE SHORE
We – all the partners, businesses, volunteers, behind the scenes worker bees and National Park Service staff from Apostle …
Update: Coronavirus situation forces Friends to cancel participation in Canoecopia, “World’s largest paddlesports show” in Madison, March 13-15
Update: With regret, Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will not be attending Canoecopia this week. In making …
Update: Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium postponed due to Coronavirus
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium has been postponed until fall 2020. Refunds …
Vegetation Legacies and Change Presentation, February 27, 2020
Join us for the third and final 50th Anniversary lecture hosted by Northland College. The event is free and …
Oppedahl hired at Friends of the Apostle Islands
The Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is excited to announce that Ruth Oppedahl has been hired as …
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore begins its 50th Anniversary year
Join us in 2020 as the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and its partners will celebrate the park's 50th anniversary …
The Friends reveal their new 2019 photo “MYSTIC DREAMS”
Most people experience the unforgettable sea caves and the shoreline of Devils Island by day… by kayak, by sailboat …

JOIN THE 50TH CELEBRATION!

In 2020 the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore celebrates 50 years as a part of the National Park system. Join us for a year of special events and celebrations to mark the occasion.


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Accessibility

FAINL supports a variety of projects through funding and volunteer hours to improve accessibility to the Park for all visitors. From accessible docks and board walks to approachable information, we work to make everyone feel welcome in the Park.
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Education

The Apostle Islands have been drawing people to the shores of Lake Superior for thousands of years and the area is filled with a rich history. Part of our mission is to help protect and preserve those valuable resources for future generations.
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Stewardship

We strive to build a foundation that ensures sustainable protection of all park resources – natural and cultural.
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Service

We focus on practices and projects that safely enhance the visitor experience without compromising a sense of adventure.
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Volunteer

Volunteers make many of the projects in the Park possible. Consider joining our list of willing workers to help improve your National Lakeshore.
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“Your financial support for the Apostle Islands helps to secure the future of the Park.”

Erica Peterson, chair of the FAINL Board of Directors.

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Learn more about the Friends of the Apostle Islands and see how you can get involved.

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Or reach us by mail at:
PO Box 1574
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
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Find out what the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are up to and how you can get involved.

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