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Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was established in 1970 to preserve the naturally wild and beautiful islands just off the northwest shoreline of Wisconsin in Lake Superior. It includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland lakeshore. “The Friends” have been supporting the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore since 2002.


News from the Friends

Friends Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant
The purpose of this job is to provide long-term organizational, communications, and bookkeeping assistance to the Board of Directors …
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 …
Welcoming Lynne Dominy, new Superintendent
She hails from Acadia National Park in Maine, but by way of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Grand Canyon National …
Island School in 32nd Year
It is hard to determine who benefits most from every year’s Island School experience – 3 days of wilderness …
April 11th – APIS Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange
​10am at Legendary Waters Resort, 37600 Onigamiing Drive, Red Cliff, WICommemorating the release of the 2018 APIS NL coin …
Friends to Help Park With Gifts of Time & Money
​$31,000 is our contribution to the Park in 2018, and volunteers will once again be active come spring. “We …
Fourth Graders Take in Field Trip to the Islands
​The Lake always reminds us that she is the boss. Area 4th graders, their teachers, and all involved recentparticipated …

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Your support for the Friends of the Apostle Islands makes our work possible. Consider giving today to further our mission.

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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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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOSTLES ISLANDS

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.


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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Donate

“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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Shop

Show your support for the Friends by purchasing merchandise including the beautiful annual Apostle Islands photo
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About Us

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

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Contact Us

Get in touch using our online form

Or reach us by mail at:
PO Box 1574
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
USA

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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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