About AIA


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 Help us Make an App for That!
Please donate to help fund our NEW WIld Horse Identification App.
(click here for more info)

What is the purpose of a Friends Group?

The most successful National Parks are supported by an active non-profit "Friends Group" and/or a dedicated "Cooperating Association" that work in partnership with the National Park Service to advance the mission of a specific park unit. Until January of 2008, Assateague Island National Seashore lacked a dedicated friends group with the sole purpose of encouraging the scientific, educational, interpretive, preservation, recreational, and management objectives of Assateague Island National Seashore.

Our History

The Assateague Island Alliance was formed January 1, 2008 in order to support Assateague Island National Seashore and its goal to provide enjoyment and hands-on learning experiences for millions of visitors.

Our Mission

The AIA was created to benefit Assateague Island National Seashore by supporting interpretive, educational and scientific programs and assuring stewardship, restoration and preservation of our land, water, living resources and historical sites while balancing high quality resource-compatible recreation.

Make a difference...

Become a member.

Help preserve one of our most valuable natural resources.
Use the "Buy Now" button or print and mail our PDF application.

Member Benefits

A gift from Assateague Island Alliance based on membership level and an AIA logo vehicle cling

15% discount at the Assateague Island Visitor Center and 10% discount at AIA online store and AIA fee programs

10% discount at the Beach Hut (excluding consignment items)

Monthly e-newsletter of upcoming events, activities, and special projects

Email notification about special events

The opportunity to improve the type and quality of services and recreational facilities

The ability to directly and positively shape the future of Assateague's natural resources

The satisfaction of making a difference and creating a legacy of care

The opportunity to join others in ensuring Assateague is protected for generations

The opportunity to help wildlife and their habitat through direct support of innovative research and education

The satisfaction of knowing you are helping to protect the wild horses of Assateague

Individual $30          Family $45          Lifetime Membership $1,000

(donations above $45 also appreciated)

mail-in member PDF application

This month AIA would like to acknowledge and thank Lifetime Member Carolyn Cummins.

Donate to help preserve Assateague Island

Your generous contribution is needed to help maintain
our valuable natural resources.

We need your help

 We are always in need of volunteers to help with programs and events. Any time you can spare will
be greatly appreciated. Please contact us today.

Volunteer Sign Up Form


Our second 2017 eBay Foal Naming Auction has ended!

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Our Second 2017 eBay Naming Auction Has Begun!


Unmarked sorrel colt, born February 2017

YOU can be the one to give this little colt a proper name!

The highest bidder during this 10-day fundraising auction will have the rare opportunity to name a wild foal living on Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland district).

Participate in this auction for the gift of a lifetime, the chance to leave a legacy and name this colt living wild and free on Assateague Island!

Upcoming Events

eBay Naming Auction #1
October 20-29
More Information

Painting Wild Horses from Life Plein Air Workshop
October 27-29   9:00 am  to 5:00 pm daily
More Information        Registration

Make a Difference Monday
November 6   3:00-8:00 pm

@ Fins Alehouse and Raw Bar 119 N. Main St. Berlin, MD.
FINS donates 20% of all Happy Hour sales to AIA!  Come out
and enjoy delicious food and drink specials to benefit
Assateague Island National Seashore!

Natural Wonders of Assateague
Presentation and Book Signing with author Mark Hendricks
November 4   11:00 am; coffee and treats at  10:30 am
More Information

Assateague Horse ID is LIVE!
Find it in the Google Play and App Store or download it here


410-629-6095  /  443-614-3547


Membership Director

Assateague Island Alliance

7206 National Seashore Lane

Berlin, MD 21811



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