Year of the Boundary Waters

The Year of the Boundary Waters
Celebration at Surly Brewing

Join us at Surly Brewing on April 10 to kick off the Year of the Boundary Waters with the launch of Dave and Amy Freeman’s Pedal to DC book tour!

2018 is being dubbed the Year of the Boundary Waters as it’s the 40th anniversary of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act. Passed to protect and preserve the BWCAW in 1978, this landmark legislation is deserving of a year-long, multi-event celebration to renew our vows of conservation.


Celebrate the Year of the Boundary Waters Tuesday, April 10:

VIP Reception 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Meet National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Dave and Amy Freeman before they embark on their 1,750 mile Pedal to DC book tour.

General reception 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music by The Last Gold Leaf, appetizers, a photo booth, and a program featuring...
Dave and Amy Freeman -- National Geographic Adventurers of the Year
John Focke as emcee -- Currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, John is the 2017 National Sports Media Association's MN Sportscaster of the Year

Scheid Hall at Surly Brewing Company

520 Malcolm Ave SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Special thank you to our VIPs, hosts, and business sponsors!

VIP Guests: Peter Bachman, Jay Cowles, Diane Hofstede, Paul Holte, Bear Paulsen, Lynne Plummer, Dave Plummer, Janet Rice, Steve Ruelle, and Timothy Wolfram

Host Guests: Anne Barlow, David Barlow, Ann Beane, Chris Bollis, Gail Bollis, David Carisch, Gary Carlson, Ron Erhardt, Emilie Hitch, Timothy Jung, Eric King, Lorin Krause, Jack Liebo, Michael McCormick, Chad McNut, David Miller, Kathleen Miller, Douglas Niemela, Dan O'Connor, Frederick Rogers, Mark Salsbury, Mellissa Schiferl, Ron Schiferl, Brynne Smith, Chris Smith, Nell Smith, Tricia Stobbs, Jessica Tritsch

Business Sponsors: Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and Coffee Bar, the Bartmann Group Restaurants, Birchwood Cafe, Borealis Wool Co., Great Lakes Clothing Co., Kakookies, Klean Kanteen, Lifestraw, Milkweed Editions, Northstar Canoes, Rutabaga Paddlesports, Surly Brewing Company, These Little Wonders Photography, and YogaMN