Apostle Islands Partnership
Since 2011, Mr. Erickson has worked with Neil Howk of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to develop a partnership to connect Bayfield students with the Apostle Islands. The partnership is funded by a National Park Foundation Park Stewards grant. Bayfield students have helped build boardwalks on the mainland sea caves trail, clear trails on Basswood Island, remove invasive plants, harvest the garden on Raspberry Island, prepare the Raspberry Island Lighthouse for the winter season, develop a lighthouse physics science demonstration program, and conduct scientific research within the park. Research projects include investigations into the aquatic food web and mammal surveys within the Apostle Islands.