Dave and Amy Freeman depart on A Year in the Wilderness

A Year in the Wilderness

September 23, 2015 - September 23, 2016

Follow explorers Dave and Amy Freeman on their next adventure advocacy expedition:
spending a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to help protect the area
from the threat of proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge.

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About A Year in the Wilderness

On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in support of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge. The two will travel more than 3,000 miles by canoe and dog team as they explore more than 500 lakes and streams throughout the year. The journey began on the fall equinox, on the edge of the Boundary Waters in Ely, Minnesota, and will conclude with a paddle along the proposed sulfide-ore copper mining’s path of pollution through the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park. In 2014, Dave and Amy traveled by canoe and sailboat from Ely to Washington, DC, on the Paddle to DC as a first step in their efforts to protect the Wilderness.

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In the Media

Press Release: July 15, 2015 Explorers to Spend Year in the Wild to Prevent Mining Threat

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Minnesota News Network: Minnesota Matters (August 2, 2015)

Minnesota News Network: Minnesota Matters (September 27, 2015)

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PHOTOS: Bryan Hansel, Ellie M. Bayrd and Van Conrad

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Meet Dave and Amy

Learn more about Dave and Amy Freeman, a pair committed to protecting the Boundary Waters through adventure advocacy.

"Shortly after completing Paddle to DC, our 100-day, 2,000-mile expedition to raise awareness about the threat of proposed copper mines in a sulfide ore body on the edge of read full blog postthe Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the realization set in that we still have a lot of work to do to protect the Boundary Waters watershed from sulfide-ore copper mining. So we stayed engaged in the work of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and came up with a new plan."
-- Amy Freeman

Dave and Amy
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Support the Campaign

Please help in any way that you can! Learn how to get involved in the campaign.

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Questions & Media Inquiries

For more information, contact Levi Lexvold.

For media inquiries, contact Jeremy Drucker or Ellie Bayrd.

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about media coverage during A Year in the Wilderness while Dave and Amy are in the Boundary Waters
or work with you if you are intersted in joining a resupply mission as a media representative. If you hope to film in the Boundary Waters during
A Year in the Wilderness, please start by reading the rules about filming in the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Generous support from donors makes A Year in the Wilderness possible.

For more information on how to become an official supporter, contact info@savetheboundarywaters.org