Boundary Waters Gala 2019

Oct 15, 2019
Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters
Photo of people eating dinner with candle in the center, with video of Sally Jewel being projected behind them

On October 9, 2019 the Campaign held the second annual Boundary Waters Gala. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate America's most visited Wilderness. We raised over $250,000 to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining.

Over 450 guests joined us, including former Governor Mark Dayton, Vice President Walter Mondale, Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak, partner organizations such as The Wilderness Society, Voyageur Outward Bound School, and National Wildlife Federation, Crow River Trail Guards, and partner businesses such as Northstar, Wenonah, Hungry Jack Outfitters, Wintergreen, Women's Wilderness Discovery, Piragis Northwoods, Ely Outfitting Co., and more!

Our guest speakers included Paul Schurke, Will Steger, Ann Bancroft, Becky Rom, and Tom Landwehr, and former Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton was presented the 2019 Wilderness Warrior Award! 
VIP Reception
Nicollet Island Pavillon
Dave and Amy Freeman reading from A Year in the Wilderness
Gov. Mark Dayton receiving Wilderness Warrior Award
Video message from Sally Jewel
Animals from the Minnesota Zoo 
Boundary Waters Map
Paul Schurke and Ann Bancroft