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.
Latest News from the Friends
- State leader hears from Friends and National Park Service about accessibility projectsCoastal management and accessibility projects were on the agenda, as Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore participated in discussions with the Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary-designee.
- Friends volunteers tend historical gardensVolunteers from Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore helped the park restore the 16 garden beds in 2016 and continue to tend them each spring.
- What Friends are for: Watch our new video introductionTo learn more about these islands and the work of Friends of the Apostle Islands, watch our new five-minute video highlighting our efforts. And then join us.
- Attention paddlers and boaters: the buoys are back!You can now get real-time wave and weather information from a growing constellation of buoys strategically positioned in and near the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
What Friends are for
What is a Friends group? How do groups like ours help our national parks and specifically the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore? Watch our new video to learn the answers. We hope you’re inspired to join us.
Yes, I want to help
Your investment in the Friends of the Apostle Islands helps us to enhance and protect the park we all love. Learn about giving options for individuals and businesses.
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Four pillars of the Friends mission
From the brand new amphitheater to board-walks and docks and approachable information, Friends works to improve accessibility to the Park for visitors of all abilities.
Part of our mission is to help protect, preserve and share the rich history of the Apostle Islands for future generations.
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Want to be a Friend? Invest your time, talent or treasure in the park we all love.
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Or join our list of volunteers to help improve your National Lakeshore.
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