Lynne is particularly interested in fostering collaboration. She met with our board on her first visit here in February – we had two snowstorms that week. She, nevertheless, remained enthusiastic about returning the end of March to begin work and call this lake and islands her new home.
From Lynne: “For me, working for the National Park Service is a deep pleasure and immense responsibility. All of us work together to care for landscapes at the heart of many nations, which shape and celebrate many heritages. This National Lakeshore is forever linked to the cultures, lifestyles, and outdoor experiences of the Ojibwe people and other residents of Wisconsin and surrounding states. I am excited to learn from the park staff, listen to surrounding community ideas and needs, and experience every aspect of this wilderness and dynamic watershed. The “Friends of Apostle Islands” are a key partner in building stewards of this landscape and in helping all individuals, organizations, and businesses define their roles in the future of this special place. I look forward to meeting everyone very soon and to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2020.”