“How do we connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates?”

If the Apostle Islands are to thrive in the face of changing times, we must keep (or make) the park relevant to both current and future generations, and to people of all demographics, including those who have yet to experience why this national park is significant. “Friends” is so charged, and especially with youth. But we also do it through our volunteer program, accessibility initiatives, publications and outreach.

Lakeshore Logbook – Kayci Cook Collins
Kayci is the fourth generation of her family to work for the National Park Service. She served as Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education.
New National Park Service app features Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
The National Park Service just launched an app that includes an interactive map and current information about the park we love.
Lessons from the hermit in the times of COVID
Stuck inside, practicing good social distancing, my eyes drift to a large, framed map of the Apostle Islands that I keep just above my writing desk. Even the names on that map are enough to spark wanderlust.
The Islands are calling…
Lakeshore Logbook – Zach Rozmiarek
This former interpretive ranger says he desperately wanted to see a bear on the islands. What happened is a story he will never forget.
Watch now if you dare: Apostle Islands Folklore and Fake-lore
The ghosts of lighthouse keepers killed in a storm… is it folklore or fake-lore? The Bayfield Heritage Association presents…
50th Anniversary logo celebrates iconic beauty, experiences and cultural connections to the park we love
The designer shares the story behind the logo and how his own experiences and images played a role in its creation.
Apostle Islands ice caves remain closed
In spite of the recent cold temperatures, most of Lake Superior remains open water and the ice that has formed near the caves is unstable, jagged, and rough, creating high risk conditions.
A promise of spring in the sounds of chickadee
Some 88 percent of the bird species found in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore migrate south for the winter, but not the chickadee.
Lakeshore Logbook – Larry Johnson
"I will always look back at my time at Apostle Islands with great fondness, great memories and great friends. I would do it all again if I could."
Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway receives national designation
The adventure and beauty of a visit to the Apostle Islands begins even before you set foot in the National Lakeshore.
Lighthouses are for lovers: an Apostle Islands love story
Love can make a person do crazy things but would it be enough to make you brave nearly 25 miles of rough Lake Superior waters rowing in an open boat just to spend a few precious moments with your soulmate?
New series: Lakeshore Logbook
This is the first in our series called "Lakeshore Logbook," a collection of memories provided by former National Park Service employees.
Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore names first Executive Director, positions itself for growth
“Jeff and Jill have been brought on board to steer the organization into its next phase of growth, said Erica Peterson, Chair of the Friends Board of Directors.
Registration now open for free online Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium, March 30-31, 2021
Learn about the rich cultural, ecological and natural treasures within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore receives new capacity building grant from National Park Foundation
Thanks to the grant and matching monies, Friends is initiating an executive director position and plans ten 50th Anniversary events in 2021.
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays from the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. With your help, we look forward to ringing in the next 50 years of the park we love.
Friends 2020 Annual Report
Read our annual report for 2020. We are grateful for your support and look forward to an exciting 2021.
Show your support on Giving Tuesday 2020
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 …
A digital birthday card to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from the National Park Service
Enjoy these birthday greetings from the people who work hard to make the park the world-class destination that it is.

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