Minnesota State Fair 2022 and the Boundary Waters

Aug 25, 2022
Ethan Brown
Environmental activist Sigurd Olson speaks with a group of campers at Camp Voyageurs near the Boundary Waters

There’s a reason the Boundary Waters is America’s most-visited Wilderness.

Not only is it one of the country’s most iconic landscapes, but its 1.1 million acres of pristine lakes and boreal forests offer something for everyone. Whether it be an early morning catching fish, a relaxing day by the shore, or a daring journey down a set of rapids, there’s a place for all of us in America’s Wilderness.

For decades, people from all over the country have found solitude in the Boundary Waters — but that solitude is threatened by proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. The tradition of a summer trip into Boundary Waters is central to Minnesota’s outdoor heritage, and all future generations deserve to take part in it.

We’re rallying supporters from now until Labor Day to call upon Minnesota’s Senators to permanently protect the Boundary Waters from risky copper mining. Join us in telling Senators Klobuchar and Smith that protections for America’s Wilderness can’t wait.

Earlier this summer, we put out a call to Wilderness enthusiasts to send us their Boundary Waters memories to be incorporated into upcoming projects, and we received so many great pictures! These photos have played a critical part in our statewide strategic ad campaign urging Minnesota's elected officials to step up for the Boundary Waters — thank you so much to everyone who submitted pictures.

Nothing shows the importance of preserving our state’s outdoor traditions better than seeing people exploring the Boundary Waters over the years. We hope you enjoy these amazing pictures!