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About the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association
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A non-profit educational organization, the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association (IRKPA), in partnership with the National Park Service, promotes the public's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Isle Royale National Park and Keweenaw National Historical Park.

The IRKPA works to provide the following vital services for Isle Royale National Park and Keweenaw National Historical Park, and for Park visitors:
  • Educational materials -- maps, field guides, trail guides, and history books -- that interpret the natural and cultural resources of Isle Royale and the cultural resources of Keweenaw National Historical Park. IRKPA publishes original books, and makes them available by mail order and at book sales areas within the Parks and elsewhere. We also sell many interpretive publications produced by others, and a variety of other interpretive materials such as videos and posters.
  • Furnishing critical equipment and supplies used for interpretive purposes by park staff.
  • Monetary support for a variety of projects which enhance the visiting public's understanding and enjoyment of the parks.
  • Membership activities.
  • Funding a variety of research projects which provide information that may guide future park management.
All of this is made possible by generous people - like you!

As an Association member you'll enjoy these benefits:

  • A 10% discount on our books, posters, maps trail guides, and anything else we sell. This discount (or a similar discount) is also good in many other national park cooperating association bookstores across the U.S.
  • The members' newsletter, Wolf's Eye, to be issued three times this year.
  • An invitation to the annual members' meeting and associated programs, field trips, and social activities, on Isle Royale (or on the mainland) each July.
  • Updates on park-related issues.
  • E-mail updates throughout the year with the members only e-mail list.
  • An opportunity to volunteer to help the Parks and the Association.
  • The knowledge and satisfaction that you are supporting one park which many consider the most outstanding wilderness park in the U.S., and another which is the site of the oldest metal mining in the western hemisphere, and of this nation's first large-scale hard-rock mining.
Your membership is crucial to the IRKPA and to the parks, please join today.


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Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Associaiton
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST), Monday-Friday
Call TOLL-FREE (800) 678-6925 or (906) 482-7860
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Last modified: March 23, 2010