Lake Superior


The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) is the only official non-profit 501(c) (3) fund raising partner of the National Park Service (NPS) for all five US national park sites on Lake Superior - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Grand Portage National Monument, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, & Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The NPLSF mission is to provide financial support for projects and programs that preserve the natural resources and cultural heritage of these five Lake Superior national parks for the enjoyment of current and future generations of visitors. The projects and programs NPLSF supports are beyond the NPS budget and could not be accomplished without financial help from NPLSF. Using funds from grants and private donations, NPLSF collaborates with the NPS to continue the legacy of our Lake Superior national parks, and provide the national park experience visitors expect and deserve.



NPLSF is hiring a part-time Executive Director. To Apply, contact Sona Mehring. See contact information on PDF of job description

Job Description PDF





Board Members

Carol Brady*
Marquette, MI

Ellen Kluz
Minneapolis, MN

Pam McClelland*
Washington, DC

Sona Mehring
Eagan, MN

Dave Miller*
Superior, WI


Roger Peterson
Duluth, MN

Frida Waara
Marquette, MI

Tom Woiwode*
Detroit, MI

*Founding Board Members