Senator Tammy Baldwin tours Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Senator Tammy Baldwin

Big things happening on Sand Island. Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore toured several projects on the island with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin on Thursday, September 2nd.

The tour, led by Park Superintendent Lynne Dominy, including seeing dock work at East Bay, the accessible boardwalk project and more.

The 2-mile-long boardwalk will connect the dock and accessible campsites, picnic areas, water sources and privies at East Bay with the Sand Island Light. The project is about halfway completed. It will be a major step forward in making the islands accessible to all.

Friends Executive Director Jeff Rennicke toured with the Senator. Rennicke said, “The projects at Sand Island are at the cornerstone of the Friends focus on accessibility in the Apostles. Having the opportunity to share both the progress that’s been made and hopes for the future with the Senator was a great honor.”

Of the National Lakeshore. Senator Baldwin has said, “The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a Wisconsin treasure!”

For more information on how you can help with these exciting projects, click here.

Senator Baldwin speaking with a volunteer at Sand Island Lighthouse
Senator Baldwin at the top of the Sand Island lighthouse
The two mile boardwalk project to connect the dock and campsites at East Bay with the Sand Island Light is about halfway completed. It will be a major step forward in making the islands accessible to all.
The repaired stairway leading to the Sand Island light, viewed from the deck of the park service landing craft
Dock work in progress at East Bay on Sand Island. The work is expected to be done in October.
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Senator Tammy Baldwin at the Swallow Point sea caves

Photographs by Jeff Rennicke