A non-profit dedicated to the support and protection of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
“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.
In 1986, a vision emerged—providing Northland College students an opportunity to use the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore as an outdoor classroom for area sixth graders from the Chequamegon Bay region…
Volunteers including National Park Service staff, Friends members and community volunteers gathered at Washington Avenue beach within sight of the Apostle Islands and set off to do their part this Earth Day.
The summer wind strumming the waves, the slow repeating verse of the surf, birdsong in the bogs at sunrise. There is a beauty in these islands that speaks to the poet’s soul, and through them, to all of us.
There's no need to carry cash, checks or credit cards to pay for parking at Meyers Beach or to pay docking fees at one of the islands, if you have the recreation.gov mobile app on your phone. This free app, offered in partnership by the National Park Service and other …
Erica saw her role with the Friends as “an opportunity to give back to the Park for all its beach walks, bog smells, wild storms, eagle sightings, and night skies,” she says, and in turn, “help steward its vital future.”
The sun will soon set, ending a tumultuous year of challenges, changes, and setting the stage for tomorrow’s sunrise to begin the new year ahead. Seems like a good time to reflect, and to catch my breath.
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