Lake Superior


How Your Support Helps Fund Special Projects

When you contribute to the NPLSF, your tax deductible contributions will be used to support projects that help preserve the parks and educate visitors. Some examples of projects the foundation funding supports:

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

  • Provide bear-resistant food storage lockers for camping areas on several Islands
  • Endow the Lakeshore's 60-mile trail system
  • Develop a "virtual tour" of Apostle Islands lighthouses

Grand Portage National Monument

  • Reconstruct main historic bridge over Grand Portage Creek
  • Endow mentorship program for Grand Portage Ojibwe youth
  • Develop interactive computer for those not able to travel the Grand Portage
  • Endow birch-bark canoe maker position
  • Fund summer internship with the Division of Interpretation Read More...

Isle Royale National Park

  • Fund Island educational trips for urban and disadvantaged students
  • Stabilize the 1875 Menagerie Island Lighthouse
  • Research declining coaster brook trout population
  • Funding ballast water treatment studies

Keweenaw National Historical Park

  • Print Junior Ranger project book
  • Develop Copper Country textbook for teachers
  • Keweenaw heritage site sign program
  • Construct first park entrance sign
  • Develop trails and exhibits on Quincy Hill

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

  • Preserve, restore and furnish the 1874 Au Sable Light Station
  • Endow the Lakeshore's environmental education program
  • Reconstruct popular hiking and ski trails
  • Restore historic Coast Guard station landscapes
  • Fund school study trips
  • SPOT devices - to enhance employee safety while on remote backcountry patrols

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