2016 FRIENDS Projects & Activities 

  • Hosted Coffee House Chat with Park Superintendent on Issues Facing the Park
  • Participated in Madeline Island Wilderness Lecture Series – State of the Park
  • Helped sponsor the celebration to add the Ashland Harbor Lighthouse to the National Lakeshore
  • Manned an informational booth at Apple Fest, Canoecopia, Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo, and Book-Across-The-Bay
  • Submitted a letter to the WI DNR on scoping recommendations regarding impacts of a CAFO on the Park
  • Submitted a letter of Support for a Greater Chequamegon Bay National Marine Sanctuary Proposal
  • Hosted 3 Centennial Celebrations including a John Muir Concert
  • Sent a Costa Rican Ranger from our sister park – Corcovado NP – to the World Ranger Conference and then to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Projects Funded by the FRIENDS

  • Print park newspaper
  • Transportation to Bayfield for Island School students
  • Plant & maintain Gaylord Nelson Memorial Garden at Park Service Headquarters
  • Real time wave sensor at Myers Beach mainland sea caves
  • Materials for NPS centennial mural in Ashland WI
  • Hosted Bayfield Chamber Afterhours event at NPS Headquarters in Bayfield
  • Costa Rican Ranger Sponsorship
  • Begin construction of a historic boat for display at Raspberry Island boathouse
  • Curtain to protect the Fresnel lens at the Devils Island lighthouse
  • Solar shares from Bayfield Electric for visitor center at Little Sand Bay

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