This week is the Outdoor Retailer Show (often just fondly called “O.R.”) in Denver, Colorado. OR is the trade show that showcases the outdoor industry including brands, retailers, non-profits, designers and more. If not for the pandemic, the show is usually a massive gathering of outdoor industry professionals and enthusiasts, and we’d be there in-person.
This year many things are virtual for #ORShow, including the Conservation Alliance Breakfast event on Day 2, which this year highlighted our fight to protect the Boundary Waters!
The breakfast event included Conservation Alliance Executive Director, Brady Robinson, and Alex Falconer, Government Affairs Director for the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters,as well as professional ultra runner and activist Clare Gallagher, and Joseph Goldstein, founder of Kids for the Boundary Waters.
Alex and Clare shared their recent 100-mile adventure run across the wilderness, which will be featured in a short film coming this fall. (Watch the teaser here!) Joseph shared his childhood connection to this wilderness and how he helped build a grassroots, national campaign for youth to protect the Boundary Waters, at the age of 13.
Watch the full virtual breakfast event here:
Share the Kids for the Boundary Waters lobby fly-in application with any young people you may know!
The application deadline is August 29 and trip scholarships are available.