These islands have lured people for thousands of years, and will continue to do so. Their visitors come for a variety of reasons – and the islands have provided. The lure is tied to the islands’ spirit of wildness, adventure, unpredictability, cultural use, and economic sustainability. The Lake challenges all our docks, structures, trails, campgrounds and recreational opportunities. “Friends” is focused on supporting practices and projects that safely enhance the visitor experience without compromising a sense of adventure.
- Friends volunteers tend historical gardensVolunteers from Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore helped the park restore the 16 garden beds in 2016 and continue to tend them each spring.
- Volunteers wanted for Friends Earth Day cleanupFrom 9 a.m. to noon on Earth Day, Friends of the Apostle Islands is sponsoring an Earth Day clean up in and around Bayfield, the gateway to the Apostle Islands.
- Volunteers prep Gaylord Nelson Memorial Garden for a long winter’s nap and vibrant springTogether they put in a combined 20 hours of work and it shows.
- A day at the beach: Friends volunteers help to restore the Lakeshore’s sandscapesThanks to the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore volunteers who spent a day planting beachgrass at Little Sand Bay on the mainland, as well as on Raspberry Island.
- Investing in local beauty and history: “Friends” passes fundraising milestone for Apostle IslandsTogether, we can do great things for the park we love. Join us in celebrating this major achievement as we work to do even more in the years to come.
- Friends 2020 Annual ReportRead our annual report for 2020. We are grateful for your support and look forward to an exciting 2021.
- Shoreline stabilization to protect historic Apostle Islands buildings completedTons of boulders now protect a fragile shoreline and historic structures on Sand Island.
- Exciting news! Friends update – Summer 2020We’ve got some exciting news to share about the park, its 50th Anniversary celebration and the Friends.
- Thank you to our Giving Tuesday NOW donorsThe novel corona virus is a threat unlike any the world has seen. Fortunately, so is the response. Giving Tuesday NOW helped to mobilize caring people to support the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and countless other non-profits around the globe, as we help those in need to cope with the many impactsContinue reading “Thank you to our Giving Tuesday NOW donors”
- Together, we are the power of many working for allIf you are looking for a way to give back to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and stay connected to its gateway communities during “Safer at Home,” donate during #GivingTuesdayNOW.
- 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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