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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

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We are working to build a network of dedicated supporters who want to actively support our political efforts. Specifically, we are looking for supporters who are willing/interested in taking one or more of the following actions: 1) Write or submit letters to the editor in your local paper. 2) Make calls to your elected officials. 3) Attend a meeting with Friends staff to speak with your legislator. 4) Post on social media in support of Friends work. 5) Volunteer at events on behalf of the Friends.
Currently, these actions will be focused around building public support and legislative support to pass a Prove It First Law in Minnesota. This law would be one of the biggest pieces of recent environmental legislation in Minnesota, and would serve as a moratorium on sulfide mining in the state.

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About Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness


2550 University Ave W, Suite 180S, Saint Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

To protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.


For over 40 years, Friend of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has worked to protect, preserve and restore America’s most visited Wilderness Area. Our work includes:

  • Leading the fight against copper-sulfide mining. Proposed copper-sulfide mines on the edge of the Boundary Waters represent the biggest threat this area has ever faced.

  • No Boundaries to the Boundary Waters. Through our Thomas Flint Memorial Canoe Trips and wilderness curriculum programs, we bring kids from underserved communities into the Boundary Waters, supporting the next generation of wilderness stewards.

  • Wilderness restoration. Through a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, we bring volunteers into the BWCAW to clear out fallen trees, debris and clean up campsites to make sure everyone can explore the far corners of this northern wilderness.



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