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Support your Apostle Islands before the sun sets on 2023

Support your Apostle Islands before the sun sets on 2023

There is still time to add your support of Friends to your year-end giving. Your support at this time of year is vital to the success of the programs we do and the work you help us accomplish in the islands you love.Milky Way over Sand Isand lighthouseTending the Gaylord Nelson GardenHelp protect the dark skies of the Apostle Islands. Help young people experience their beauty, history, and adventure through your support of Island School. Help continue the on-going accessibility projects of the National Park Service in your islands through our Access for All program. Help our volunteers tend...

How you can support the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Giving Tuesday 2023

How you can support the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Giving Tuesday 2023

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. And this year, we hope to inspire you to support the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, through Friends of the Apostle Islands. Earlear this year, thanks to a growing number of supporters, Friends reached its goal of raising $325,000 to improve accessibility in the park -- funding for an accessible ramp at Meyers Beach, the gateway to the mainland...

Adventure Healing: Can an Apostle Islands adventure be a part of recovery?

Adventure Healing: Can an Apostle Islands adventure be a part of recovery?

Clinical psychologist and Access for All Advisory Board member Dr. Daniel Skenderian thinks so.As a psychologist working in a physical rehabilitation hospital in Southern California for the past few decades, I’ve seen the dramatic effects physical injuries and catastrophic illnesses can have on one’s sense of self, family, and activities of daily living. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, cancer, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic injuries, amputations, along with their emotional impact on lives makes coping with these disabilities extremely difficult. Sometimes removing the...

THE PERFECT GIFT: The gift of caring for a place you love

THE PERFECT GIFT: The gift of caring for a place you love

Think of the gifts these islands have already give you – the warm sand on your feet as you etch your footprints into a sun-warmed stretch of beach, the mystery of the sea caves with the harp-like drips of water all around, the sweet sailing winds in the sails, the starry nights around the campfire. To all who have been here, and even to those who are still dreaming of it, the Apostle Islands have been a gift of adventure, beauty, history, and memories.So when looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, look no further than the islands themselves. Available on our website you will find...

Make a Friends Membership Part of Your Trip Planning for Your Apostle Islands Adventures

Make a Friends Membership Part of Your Trip Planning for Your Apostle Islands Adventures

Camping Permit? Check. Life Jackets? Check. Friends of the Apostle Islands Membership?  Launching an adventure into the Apostle Islands takes planning and all the right gear. Your membership with Friends can be an important part of it. Here’s why. Singing sand beaches, the whisper of waves against the shoreline, island nights strung with stars against velvety black skies, campfire stories of lighthouse keepers, shipwrecks, and strings of deer tracks on a sunrise trail. You are going to fall in love with the Apostle Islands, or if you’ve been here before, deepen your love and appreciation of...

In Memoriam: Walt Pomeroy

In Memoriam: Walt Pomeroy

Friends, and all who loved the Apostle Islands, lost a guiding light when board member Walt Pomeroy passed away on Tuesday, May 24th surrounded by his family including Lin, his wife of 43 years. Walt’s wisdom, guidance and unending ideas have been critical to the growth of Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and a myriad of other environmental organizations he worked with. The staff, board members, and volunteers of Friends send our most sincere condolences to his family and many friends. He will be missed and remembered. A ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Silver...

Round Up for Friends this June at the Chequamegon Food Co-op

Round Up for Friends this June at the Chequamegon Food Co-op

Do you want to eat healthy and support Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore? It’s as easy as saying “Round up for Friends” at the checkout counter any time during the month of  June at Ashland’s Chequamegon Food Co-op. “Round Up for Partners” is a program that gives shoppers the option to “round up” to the next whole dollar (or more) on purchases made at the co-op. The proceeds from that rounding up are then donated to that month’s featured nonprofit organization to serve our community.  June is “Round Up for Friends of the Apostle Islands” month. Since the Round Up for Partners...

Invest in Our Planet: Earth Day 2022

Invest in Our Planet: Earth Day 2022

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will forever share a very special connection with Earth Day — both began in 1970 and both were championed by Wisconsin’s own Gaylord A. Nelson. This year, the theme of Earth Day is “Invest in Our Planet.” Since its inception, Friends of the Apostle Islands has invested in the islands by raising over $500,000 to support the park in our four pillars of Accessibility, Education, Stewardship, and Service.  This Earth Day, we are asking you to “Invest in Our Planet” with a donation to Friends of the Apostle Islands.  Your donation will: Help kids learn to...

Give a gift that lasts all year. Give a gift of the Islands.

Give a gift that lasts all year. Give a gift of the Islands.

The best gifts show that you really care – for the people in your life and the places they love. Whether it is a birthday, graduation, a wedding, or just a “thinking of you” moment, a gift membership from Friends of the Apostle Islands will help your loved ones stay in touch with the latest island news, get the information they need to plan that next big island adventure, and show them you care - about them and the islands. They will be the first to get invitations to volunteering opportunities. They will stay inspired and connected to the Apostle Islands all year long, and it is as simple...

Buy and fly a 50th Anniversary burgee!

Buy and fly a 50th Anniversary burgee!

For the sailor, boater or paddler in your life, we're excited to offer burgees featuring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 50th Anniversary logo... flying the flag on your boat or anywhere else you like is a great way to show your love of the islands. Get them while they last, online or in person at Keeper of the Light in Bayfield. Proceeds benefit the park we love. These limited edition burgees are 12 by 18 inches. The official 50th Anniversary logo is printed on both sides, with a white cloth liner sandwiched between the outer layers to improve visibility. The burgees are made of 90...