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    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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News Releases












2013




October 29, 2013. Sand Island Dock Closed Due to Storm Damage. (164kb pdf)


September 12, 2013. Back to School - In America's National Parks (439kb pdf)

August 8, 2013. Another Safety Measure in Place for Apostle Island Sea Cave Kayakers (90kb pdf)

July 19, 2013. Sand Island Re-opens to Day-Use (112kb pdf)

July 3, 2013. Additional Bear Activity Forces Full Closure of Sand Island (32kb pdf)

July 2, 2013. Major Historic Lighthouse Repairs Underway as Apostle Islands (196kb pdf)

July 1, 2013. Sand Island Closed to Overnight Visitor Use Due to Bear Activity (120kb pdf)

June 11, 2013. Partners Offer "Changing Climate - Changing Culture" Teacher Institute (609kb pdf)

May 15, 2013. Apostle Islands School Adventures (344kb pdf)

April 26, 2013. Apostle Islands Celebrates National Park Week (293kb pdf)

February 26, 2013. Tourism Creates $20.9 million in Local Economic Benefit (328kb pdf)

2012

September 11, 2012. Rehab of four Light Stations to begin at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. (118kb pdf)

September 7, 2012. Campsite Relocated on Outer Island. (93kb pdf)

August 15, 2012. New Campsite Created on Long Island. (72kb pdf)

July 30, 2012. Wisconsin Sea Grant News Release about the Real-Time Wave Information System. (209kb pdf)

July 24, 2012. Raspberry Island Sandspit Outhouse Being Replaced. (76kb pdf)

July 23, 2012. Teachers Investigate Climate Change Impacts in the Apostle Islands Region (278kb pdf)

July 23, 2012. Blue-green Algae Observed in Lake Superior (249kb pdf)

June 29, 2012. Mainland Trail Reopened. (74kb pdf)

June 22, 2012. Mainland Trail Closure. (74kb pdf)

June 16, 2012. Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards. (228kb pdf)

June 1, 2012. Temporary Closures on Long Island to Protect Nesting Piping Plovers (24kb pdf)

May 16, 2012. PARTNERS AT THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES VISITOR CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION'S 2012 PARKS CLIMATE CHALLENGE PROGRAM (492kb pdf)

May 16, 2012. Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks (332kb pdf)

April 19, 2012. CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARK WEEK AT APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE (148kb pdf)

February 28, 2012.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore = visitors, money and jobs for local economy (248kb pdf)

January 13, 2012.
BAYFIELD STUDENTS WIN TOP AWARDS FOR APOSTLE ISLANDS RESEARCH (188kb pdf)

2011

November 9, 2011. NPS Releases "Short Version" of Final Long-Term Plan for Apostle Islands (84kb pdf)

September 26, 2011. The National Park Service is pleased to announce that construction will begin in early October to replace the failing Basswood Island dock.

September 6, 2011. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is offering a special series of lighthouse related programs as part of the sixteenth annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration. News Release (16kb pdf)

August 22, 2011. National Park Rangers Rescue Capsized Kayakers at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. News Release (144kb pdf)

July 22, 2011. The NPS is pleased to announce that construction will begin in early August to replace the failing South Twin dock. News Release (72kb pdf)

June 09, 2011. Temporary closure on Long Island to protect nesting piping plovers. News Release (278 KB)

May 12, 2011. The National Park Service is pleased to announce the release of the Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP) for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. News Release (64.3kb)

March 30, 2011. The National Park Service has released a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for lighthouse preservation efforts at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. News Release (116kb)

2010

February 19, 2010. New federal firearms law in effect Monday February 22, 2010. News Release (64kb)

2009

September 15, 2009. Sand and York Islands Closed through May 15, 2010. News Release (33kb pdf)

August 19, 2009. NPS seeks input on draft long term management plans News Release (48kb pdf)

August 8, 2009. Hermit Island Closed due to bear activity News Release (46kb pdf)

July 14, 2009. Manitou Island Open to all visitor use News Release (44kb pdf)

June 6, 2009. Guest Lecture Series Interpretive Program - Winter Life on Madeline Island News Release (46kb pdf)

2008

October 9, 2008. Rocky Island Historic District Named on the National Register of Historic Places News Release (24kb pdf)

August 15, 2008. Modification of Manitou Island Closure News Release (18kb pdf)

July 2, 2008. Manitou Island Closed due to bear activity News Release (35kb pdf)

June 19, 2008. Mainland Trail reopens News Release (32kb pdf)

June 16, 2008. NPS Restoring Historic Hokenson Brothers Fisherey Dock News Release (34kb pdf)

June 10, 2008. Mainland Trail Closed due to bear activity News Release (32kb pdf)

June 9, 2008. Lakeshore releases Climate-Friendly Action Plan News Release (79kb pdf)

April 9, 2008. Emergency Restrictions Issued to Protect Park Fishery Resources from Deadly Fish Virus News Release (51kb pdf)

2007

June 14, 2007. "It's Finally Official - Squaw Bay Renamed Mawikwe Bay" News Release (35kb pdf)

June 13, 2007. "Raspberry Island Lighthouse Reopens" News Release (23kb pdf)

May 31, 2007. "Dredging at Little Sand Bay & Stockton Island Begins Next Week" News Release (27kb pdf)

2006

December 21, 2006. "National Park Service Provides Funding for Rural Fire Assistance" News Release (32kb pdf)

November 28, 2006. Draft Wildlife Management Plan/Environmental Assessment News Release (26kb pdf)

July 26, 2006. "NPS Seeks Input on Future of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore" News Release (36kb pdf)

Did You Know?

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Snowmobiles may be operated for authorized purposes (i.e. ice fishing, hunting, trapping, and winter camping) on the frozen surface of Lake Superior that surrounds every island from the shoreline out to the authorized boundary (one quarter mile offshore).