We are an organization whose mission is to support the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in operating and maintaining Rock Island State Park.
As a member, you will be kept informed of our efforts and learn about what's happening on the island in a quarterly newsletter as well as be invited to FORI-sponsored events. Members are also given first priority when annual Lighthouse docents are selected.
- An annual individual membership is $15/year
- An annual family membership is $30/year
- Friend for Life Lifetime plan is 7 annual payments of $50
- A LIFE membership is $300 once
- Corporate Memberships: Businesses are invited to contribute to our lighthouse project. Any business that makes a contribution automatically becomes a corporate member of F.O.R.I. Some of F.O.R.I.'s corporate members are:
Washington Island Ferry Line, Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; the U.S. Lighthouse Society of San Francisco, California
and the Brady Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
To join send your membership dues along with your name, address, phone number and email address to:
1924 Indian Point Road
Washington Island WI 54246 .
Annual memberships renew in June each year.
You may include a donation with your membership application.
Donations go towards park and Lighthouse maintenance projects.
FORI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations may be
We have a Wish List of items we would like to acquire too. If you have any of these or have information on where we might acquire them, please get in touch with our President:
- 1910 home furniture for the Lighthouse
- Thordarson boathouse furniture
- historical photos of the lower level of the Thordarson boathouse.
Send email to get more information about our organization, to help us with our projects or to comment on our web site.
Friends of Rock Island offer souvenirs and clothing for sale at the Contact Station near the boat dock and at the Pottawatomie Lighthouse Museum on Rock Island.
Crew & Hooded Sweatshirts come in S-XXL.
T-Shirts available in S-L have a sketch of the Pottawatomie Lighthouse in black on a beige shirt. The sketch becomes a colored picture in the sun! It's magic!
Light blue shirts have architectural drawings of the front and back of the Lighthouse on the front and back respectively. Available in S-XXL.
Black T-shirts sport the FORI logo in 6 neon colors and are available in S-XL. Another new black T-shirt has a topographical map of the island on its front and fun Rock Island facts on its back and is available in S-2XL.
Kids T-shirts in various colors have glow-in-the-dark designs in
youth sizes S-XL.
Other items for sale include:
- FORI logo pins and Lighthouse pins
- Hiking medallions & hiking staffs
- Bandanas with the park map
- Rock Island Water Bottles
- Rock Island postcards
- Park magnets and patches
- U. S. Lighthouse Service Mugs
- Rock Island State Park Pens
- Euro Stickers and colorful bumper stickers for vehicles or kayaks
- Christmas ornaments (new in 2016)