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Help the FRIENDS of The Apostle Islands protect the history, wilderness, wildlife, and adventure of these Islands. Contributions to Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are tax exempt: IRS 501 (c)(3) – Tax Exempt Status.

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To invest in your park through the mail click on the link below, download and print the donation form. It’s a PDF file (the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software is required.) Enclose the form and your check made out to ​Friends of the Apostle Islands and mail to:​ Friends of the Apostle Islands, PO Box 1574, Bayfield, WI 54814. Please consider making a recurring investment.

Your Investment
  • Brings you a bi-annual newsletter providing up-to-date information on projects and events
  • Offers you invitations & action alerts to special programs, events & volunteer opportunities via e-mail blasts
  • Fills you with the satisfaction of knowing that your voice is being heard and the Islands you love are being helped

The Martin Hanson Conservation Endowment Fund

The Martin Hanson Conservation Endowment Fund (MHCEF) was established by an anonymous donor in November of 2008 as a tribute to the late Martin Hanson. It was through his tireless efforts, working in conjunction with Gaylord Nelson and Bud Jordahl, that the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was conceived and came into being.

The Trustor of the Endowment, a great admirer of Martin, directed that the net earnings from the Fund be distributed to FRIENDS, as the sole beneficiary, annually to help carry on with their mission. The MHCEF is professionally managed through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF).

Contributions to the MHCEF are another great way for people to support FRIENDS and to honor Martin’s legacy. If you would like to make a contribution to this Fund, please contact the DSACF at 218-726-0232, send them an email or give online to the MHCEF on the DSACF Web Site


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