The Friends reveal their new 2019 photo “MYSTIC DREAMS”

Most people experience the unforgettable sea caves and the shoreline of Devils Island by day… by kayak, by sailboat or by tour boat. It’s a totally different, awe-inspiring experience on a moonless night when only the Milky Way lights the southern sky. We are pleased to present to you a view of the island thatContinue reading “The Friends reveal their new 2019 photo “MYSTIC DREAMS””

“Wilderness Accessibility Fund” Case for Support

​Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is raising funds for their Wilderness Accessibility Fund to make the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (APIS NL) one of the most accessible, inaccessible national parks. With the funds they will help the Park implement projects that would otherwise take decades to accomplish if park funding were the soleContinue reading ““Wilderness Accessibility Fund” Case for Support”

Welcoming Lynne Dominy, new Superintendent

She hails from Acadia National Park in Maine, but by way of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Bandelier National Monument and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument where she was the Acting Superintendent. Most recently she has been Chief of Interpretation and Education. Lynne is particularly interested in fosteringContinue reading “Welcoming Lynne Dominy, new Superintendent”

Little Sand Bay to get a Handicap-Accessible Viewing Platform

The view from the end of the dock of the islands to the north – Sand, York and the open Lake – is beautiful, if you are tall enough to look over the rocky storm barrier. Not so if you are under 5 feet or in a wheelchair. Thanks to a $5,000 private donation weContinue reading “Little Sand Bay to get a Handicap-Accessible Viewing Platform”

Island School in 32nd Year

It is hard to determine who benefits most from every year’s Island School experience – 3 days of wilderness camping on Stockton Island in May. The 6-8th graders give up classroom learning and social media for a hands-on, once–in–a lifetime experience with Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. The Northland College students who participate asContinue reading “Island School in 32nd Year”

April 11th – APIS Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange

​10am at Legendary Waters Resort, 37600 Onigamiing Drive, Red Cliff, WICommemorating the release of the 2018 APIS NL coin to be released in the US Mint “America the Beautiful” Quarters Program. It features a drawing of a kayaker along the Devil’s Island shoreline with the iconic lighthouse in the background above the sea caves. “Friends”Continue reading “April 11th – APIS Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange”

Friends to Help Park With Gifts of Time & Money

​$31,000 is our contribution to the Park in 2018, and volunteers will once again be active come spring. “We are pleased that “Friends” can contribute so significantly to address Park needs. We really appreciate their help and involvement,” says Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker.  Specifically, “Friends” will be funding several deferred maintenance projects including replicated stormContinue reading “Friends to Help Park With Gifts of Time & Money”

Remember the Friends in your Year End Giving

​Dear “Friends,” The darkest time of the year can also be the most captivating, especially in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. I recently visited the mainland trail along the top of the sea caves and captured these scenes before and after snowfall. They are not ice caves yet but they still strike awe in theContinue reading “Remember the Friends in your Year End Giving”

Fourth Graders Take in Field Trip to the Islands

​The Lake always reminds us that she is the boss. Area 4th graders, their teachers, and all involved recentparticipated in a field trip to the islands that has been rescheduled four times.   “The 4th time was the charm,” says one of the organizers, Erica Peterson with the “Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.” LastContinue reading “Fourth Graders Take in Field Trip to the Islands”

Become a “Keeper” of the Apostle Islands

​Dear “Friends,” I find myself fascinated by the word ‘keeper’ – someone who looks after something that is valuable. We are familiar with the lighthouse keepers in the Apostle Islands. Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine being on an island, keeping the light burning, tending the grounds, managing staff, providing for your family, recording the weather,Continue reading “Become a “Keeper” of the Apostle Islands”