“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.

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Ribbon cutting celebrates Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway’s national designation
The adventure and beauty of a visit to the Apostle Islands begins even before you set foot in the National Lakeshore.
Watch: Historic flag raising ceremony at Little Sand Bay
For the first time since the creation of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the flag of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa was permanently raised over the park on June 23rd, 2021.
Watch live on September 21: Sense of Adventure: Inspire!
In our new installment of our “Sense of Adventure” series, part of our 50th anniversary summer celebration, we will look at the many ways these islands and this lake inspire us – poetry, art, jewelry making, night photography, music, even the inspiration to connect the islands through swimming, a kind …
Lakeshore Logbook – Heidi Van Dunk
Heidi Van Dunk started as a volunteer and wore many hats in the years that followed.
Luminaires on the Lake: Apostle Islands Anniversary Commemoration set for Saturday, September 25th
You're invited to a candlelight commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, to wrap up the year-long celebration.
New research published: Apostle Islands play key role in regional spread of American marten populations
Researchers used DNA from hair samples to estimate how many animals are in the park and where their relatives live. They published the results of that work this summer.
Park visitors praise Stockton Island amphitheater and ongoing accessibility initiatives
With tears in her eyes she expressed her gratitude for the amphitheater…
Kids paint their passion for the Apostle Islands as stewardship flags fly high at Bayfield Art Fair
Artists as young as a-year-and-a-half up to adults painted more than 100 flags showing their love for the Apostle Islands.
Lakeshore Logbook – Jim Stowell
Jim Stowell says knowing his programs connect with park visitors fills him with pride. So do the lasting relationships he built on Raspberry Island.
Experience youth stewardship art and make your own on Saturday
Come peruse the creative expression of local youth from this summer, and/or, join us in creating a visual representation and message about why you love the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and surrounding region.
Senator Tammy Baldwin tours Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Friends of the Apostle Islands toured several projects on the island with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Thursday.
Lakeshore Logbook – Kellie Weidinger
From working the phones to assessing storm damage on hiking trails, Kellie writes about the variety of life in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Lakeshore Logbook – Lane Johnson
Clearing brush, battling invasive species and rescuing an American bald eagle. They're all part of Lane's entry in the 50th Anniversary Lakeshore Logbook.
Lakeshore Logbook – Matt Welter
Matt literally brought history to life as he was the first to take on the character of a Raspberry Island lighthouse keeper from a century ago.
The ribbon is cut: Stockton Island’s accessible amphitheater is now officially open to all
With a snip of an over-sized red scissors and a flourish of breeze off of Lake Superior, Friends Board Chair Erica Peterson and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Lynne Dominy cut a red ribbon on Friday, August 13, 2021 signifying the grand opening of the accessible amphitheater at Presque Isle …
Lakeshore Logbook – Dave Wilkins
Boats of several shapes, sizes and abilities are essential in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Dave writes about his role in upgrading the fleet.
Lakeshore Logbook – Jennie Nepstad
Jennie writes about "cuteness overload," and her experience banding tiny Piping Plover chicks.
History comes to life in the Apostle Islands: The maiden voyage of the Don A
Museum members and volunteers chose July 30 as the date for the “Don A's” shakedown cruise from Little Sand Bay to Raspberry Island.
Lakeshore Logbook – Terry Daulton
Terry worked a number of jobs in the park, each providing amazing oportunities and experiences.
Watch Now: ‘Sailing the Apostles,’ from our Sense of Adventure series
There’s nothing like feeling refreshing Lake Superior spray in your face and the power of the wind in your sails. Have you dreamed of sailing the Apostle Islands?

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