Business Membership

Join Us and Make a Difference

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a special place that is isolated but accessible and supports all forms of boating, hiking, nature, and lighthouse interactions. The Park had 203,000 visitors in 2017 from around the country and the world. Visitors spent $31.8M in communities near the park and supported 454 jobs in the local gateway economy with a total economic impact of $35.7M. National park tourism in general returns $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is truly an economic cornerstone to communities in or near the Bayfield Peninsula.

The Friends now offer Business Memberships for $100 annually, as a way for businesses to invest in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Becoming a business member enables businesses to showcase support for the Park and share in ways that FAINL is investing in every visitor.

As a business member you will feel connected to the Park by online news and special events along with volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. You will receive a 5X5 inch Friends of the Apostle Islands Business Membership window cling and access to our electronic “Friends” logo. Your business’ support will be acknowledged in our newsletters, annual report, exhibitions and our web site.


2020-21 Business Members

Business memberships help to enhance infrastructure projects (i.e. docks, light stations, campgrounds, trails, historical features) important to public access. Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (FAINL) also supports special programs like the “Island School” and “park accessibility initiatives” to offer visitors their greatest potential park interaction. All of FAINL’s fund raising and special program efforts are intended to expand and enhance park visitor experiences and build a constituency for the future.

The Friends appreciate the following businesses joining our efforts to help us help the park.

The Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (FAINL) is the official fund-and-friend-raising organization for the park. FAINL is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 to support the park in their mission to steward its valuable resources. For example, they help to enhance infrastructure projects (i.e. docks, light stations, campgrounds, trails, historical features) important to public access. FAINL also supports special programs like the “Island School” and “park accessibility initiatives” to offer visitors their greatest potential park interaction. All of FAINL’s fund raising and special program efforts are intended to expand and enhance park visitor experiences and build a constituency for the future.

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