Month: September 2023 Articles

DOUBLE your impact during the Access for All Matching Grant Challenge!

DOUBLE your impact during the Access for All Matching Grant Challenge!

Double is better: If you give right now to the Access for All initiative of Friends of the Apostle Islands, your impact will be doubled by the Matching Grant Challenge offered through the support of the Black Spruce Fund. Double your efforts to create access to the beauty and adventure of the Apostle Islands. Double your efforts to help the one-in-five Americans with mobility concerns, vision, hearing, even cognitive issues that make a national park adventure difficult without your help. Double your donation today with the Matching Challenge Grant and double the difference you can make, for...

Kwik Trip supports Access for All with generous contribution

Kwik Trip supports Access for All with generous contribution

Friends of the Apostle Islands recently received major new support for its Access for All initiative through a partnership with Kwik Trip. “Kwik Trip is very proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Friends of the Apostle Islands and specifically the Access for All Initiative,” says John McHugh, Kwik Trip’s Vice President of External Relations. McHugh saw firsthand the progress made so far in making the park more accessible to people of all abilities during an accessibility tour of Stockton Island this summer.Friends Executive Director Jeff Rennicke discusses accessibility goals with John...

Prescribed cultural burn planned for Stockton Island tombolo this fall, weather permitting

Prescribed cultural burn planned for Stockton Island tombolo this fall, weather permitting

BAYFIELD, WISCONSIN (National Park Service News Release) –The National Park Service, in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Tribal partners, is planning a 33-acre prescribed fire on Stockton Island (Wiisaakodewan-minis) between September 13 and October 15, if weather conditions permit. This prescribed fire will be a cultural burn; objectives include restoring globally imperiled pine barrens habitat with an emphasis on increasing blueberry (miin) production. Cultural burns take Indigenous Knowledge, which is a deep knowledge of a place that has been painstakingly...

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore opens applications for commercial uses

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore opens applications for commercial uses

Bayfield, WI – (National Park Service News Release) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will soon open the application process for Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) for the 2024-25 operating seasons. Beginning October 2, 2023, application forms and instructions may be downloaded from the park website at: https://go.nps.gov/APIS_CUA_2024 or an application packet may be requested by calling park headquarters at (715) 779-9103. The application period will run from October 2 through November 30, 2023. The deadline for submitting a completed CUA application with all supporting documentation is...

New Ojibwe educator hired for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore  (Wenabozho ominisan)

New Ojibwe educator hired for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wenabozho ominisan)

Bayfield, WI – (National Park Service news release) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in partnership with Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, announce Peyton Martinson as the newly appointed park ranger cultural educator for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. “In her new role, Peyton will work with the park’s visitor service and education team to enhance public and staff understanding of Ojibwe culture and help integrate Ojibwe language, traditional knowledge, and Ojibwe perspectives into park operations,” said Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Lynne Dominy. “She...