Read our annual report for 2020. We are grateful for your support and look forward to an exciting 2021.
Removing barriers for people of all abilities to explore the Apostle Islands is a core mission of the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Achieving that mission takes many forms and your donation can play an important role. We encourage all park lovers to “unleash your generosity” on Giving Tuesday 2020.
Sparks are flying in Madison Wisconsin, where crews are now building the framework for the new, universally accessible amphitheater to be installed on Stockton Island.
The project will enable people with mobility issues to access the gateway to the mainland sea caves.
Launching your kayak at Little Sand Bay just got easier, thanks to a new mat.
The final product will enable visitors in wheelchairs, using walkers or with mobility issues to move from the dock to the already accessible campsite, up to the contact station and onto the amphitheater.
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”
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”
$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”
Clear wilderness trails affected by the Summer 2016 wind storm Resurrect Historical Day Marker Navigational Aids at Raspberry Island Light Station Help fund a ranger’s time for the Island School and pay for transportation Provide funding to help finish constructing an early 1900’s Raspberry Island Lightkeeper’s rowing tender; a 16’ skiff that will be housed atContinue reading “What We Propose to Do: 2017 Projects In Brief”