“Our strong partnerships are removing barriers for people of all abilities to explore the Apostle Islands.”
“Friends” and our partners are working to make the park one of the most accessible, inaccessible national parks. And we are doing it strategically one project at a time. The “Wilderness Accessibility Fund” has helped us to leverage donations for grants and matches, and grow the impact. The need to enhance park accessibility is identified in the park’s management plan but shrinking budgets have put projects out of reach without outside help. Enter “Friends.”
- Project update: accessible amphitheater construction nears completion Stockton IslandNational Park Service crews are assembling the new accessible amphitheater on Stockton Island, helping to make the islands experience more accessible for all.
- Friends 2020 Annual ReportRead our annual report for 2020. We are grateful for your support and look forward to an exciting 2021.
- Show your support on Giving Tuesday 2020Removing 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.
- Project update: construction begins for accessible amphitheater on Stockton IslandSparks are flying in Madison Wisconsin, where crews are now building the framework for the new, universally accessible amphitheater to be installed on Stockton Island.
- Friends announces Meyers Beach accessibility projectThe project will enable people with mobility issues to access the gateway to the mainland sea caves.
- Little Sand Bay kayak launch site offers increased assessabilityLaunching your kayak at Little Sand Bay just got easier, thanks to a new mat.
- New accessible amphitheater to be built at Presque Isle on Stockton Island this summerThe 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.
- “Wilderness Accessibility Fund” Case for SupportFriends 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”
- Little Sand Bay to get a Handicap-Accessible Viewing PlatformThe 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”
- 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”
- What We Propose to Do: 2017 Projects In BriefClear 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”
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