EVENT DATE: Sep 09, 2017
The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a stellar organization working to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Friends was established in 1976 to help bring full wilderness protection to the Boundary Waters, which was achieved with the passing of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wildernss Act in 1978. They are a pivotal part of the Boundary Waters' story, which is marked by controversy, sacrifice, and the bold vision for long-term protection of a beloved landscape—a place where individuals can experience wild lakes and rivers and seek adventure, beauty, rejuvenation, and solitude.
Currently, a major focus of the organization is protecting the Boundary Waters from sulfide mining. They are also working to build the next generation of wilderness stewards, protect the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters, and develop a sustainable wilderness economy.