Invest in Our Planet: Earth Day 2022

Interconnected hands forming aheart around the Friends logo

April 18, 2022

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will forever share a very special connection with Earth Day — both began in 1970 and both were championed by Wisconsin’s own Gaylord A. Nelson.

This year, the theme of Earth Day is “Invest in Our Planet.”

Since its inception, Friends of the Apostle Islands has invested in the islands by raising over $500,000 to support the park in our four pillars of Accessibility, Education, Stewardship, and Service. 

This Earth Day, we are asking you to “Invest in Our Planet” with a donation to Friends of the Apostle Islands. 

Your donation will:

  • Help kids learn to sail and kayak safely
  • Support the efforts of the National Park Service in making our islands accessible to all
  • Plant beach grass on our sandscapes and flowers at our historic lighthouses
  • And more.

Help our planet and the islands you love this Earth Day. Invest in your planet by investing in Friends of the Apostle Islands.

To invest in your park through the mail, download and print a donation form. It’s a PDF file (the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software is required.)

Enclose the form and your check made out to ​Friends of the Apostle Islands and mail to:​ Friends of the Apostle Islands, PO Box 1574, Bayfield, WI 54814.

We welcome business memberships too!

Donate now with a debit card or credit card or with PayPal


Jeff Rennicke is Executive Director of the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. He is also an educator, outdoor adventure travel writer and photographer.

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