Protecting the Boundary Waters during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 15, 2020
Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters
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In this challenging time, the team at Save the Boundary Waters hopes you and yours are safe and healthy. Just like so many people around the globe, our lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic and its continued fallout. Times like these remind us how critical good health is. It is also a reminder of how important the Boundary Waters is to our physical and emotional health, and we all long to get back there soon.

As we work to maintain our personal and community health, we are also working to maintain the health of America’s favorite wilderness. The federal government and Antofagasta are working overtime to get this mine approved; we cannot slow down our work.

We are so grateful for you, our passionate and dedicated supporters, and we know that our work to protect the Boundary Waters can and must go on. Campaign staff are working remotely from their homes as we continue our scientific, legal, advocacy, outreach and organizing work to protect the Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mining. 

Here are a few ways you can stay connected to this Wilderness, its surrounding communities, and the fight to protect it for generations to come.

Staying Connected:

  • Attend our weekly “Opt Inside” webinars for supporters with different topics each week. RSVP here
  • Check out this page of Boundary Waters activities you can do from home on our OptInside resource page
  • Reach out to any of our staff or through social media.
  • Join us as a Digital Volunteer during these more isolated (and digital) times. Learn more here.

Supporting the Boundary Waters Community

Small businesses and our wilderness-edge communities need your support right now. Here are some ways you can help:

Trip planning questions

We all want to go to the Boundary Waters and are looking forward to paddling season. But you might be asking - can I go on my trip?

We hope you are staying safe during these unprecedented times.