Together we are stronger: Access for All Advisory Committee formed

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November 19, 2022

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The Access for All Advisory Committee brings together like-minded people who are committed to improving access to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore for people of all abilities.

We appreciate the expertise, enthusiasm and connections these committee members bring to this largest-ever fundraising and awareness campaign in the 20 year history of Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.


Honorary Chairperson
Greg Lais, Founder and former Executive Director of Wilderness Inquiry

Committee Chair for Friends
Erica Peterson, Friends Board chair emeritus

Committee Members
Kelley Linehan, Friends Board Chair
Lynne Dominy, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent
Bill Botten, Training Coordinator, U.S. Access Board
John Boyle, Friends of the Apostle Islands Board Member
Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune (retired)
Mike Friis, Wisconsin Coastal Management, Department of Administration
Bob Jauch, Wisconsin State Senate (retired) Friends of the Apostle Islands Board Member
Eric Larson, Adaptive Sports Supervisor, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center
Larry McDonald, Bayfield Mayor (ret) and WI Coastal Management Board
Katie Napiwocki, Writer, Advocacy Advocate, Bloom Consulting
John Needen-Durst, Assistive Technology & Benefits Specialist, INDIGO Wisconsin
John Nousaine, Founder North Country Independent Living (retired)
Jill Nyberg, Executive Director, INDIGO Wisconsin
Jon Okerstrom, Friends of the Apostle Islands Board Member
Erika Rivers, Executive Director Wilderness Inquiry
Cheryl Schiltz, Author, Silencing the Noise of Disability
John Strattee, Pine Forest Lodge
Peter Tropman/Virginia Graves, Black Spruce Fund
Patrick Walters, Wickcraft Boardwalks
Mark Weller, Friends of the Apostle Islands Vice Chair & Board Member

We hope you will join our Access for All campaign. Support the park’s efforts to build boardwalks, accessible campsites, include accessibility features on interpretative signs and websites, and make our park accessible to all. Make a difference now.

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