Archives for October 2016
Today is Joseph’s 2 year “Cancerversary” has he had dubbed it. Two years ago today he was diagnosed with leukemia. Thank you Joseph for your dedication to the Wilderness. You inspire Amy and me to strive to be better people, put the comfort and needs of others ahead of our own, and try to make the world a little better. Getting you know you has certainly made our lives brighter.
Read Joseph’s latest blog post, and sign the petition by following the link in our bio.
filming #BearWitness with @arborealis and @mattyvanbiene. Matt squeezed
into Amy’s drysuit so that he could film underwater as we paddled past.
Bear Witness premiered at the @FreshCoastFilm Festival last weekend! It
follows our #wildernessyear to @savetheBWCA and we look forward to
releasing it to the world soon. The next screenings will be in Duluth at
@BentPaddleBeer on 10/23 and UMD on 10/24. Follow the link in our bio to
learn about more scheduled screenings through out the midwest.
Photo by: @Arborealis
Please share your #wildernesswednesday photos with us and help us
Today’s #WildernessWednesday photo was taken by Willy Vosburgh in the midst of our last resupply before the spring breakup during our #WildernessYear to @savetheBWCA. Willy and a group of volunteers skied and dogsledded 18 miles into the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to drop off several hundred pounds of food and supplies. The temperatures soared, melting all the snow, which formed large pools of water on top of the ice. Willy captured this photo with his phone as the sun set on their long trek out of the Wilderness at the end of the day. Levi, our expedition manager, was driving the dog team from Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge that hauled all of the food and supplies to our campsite. It would be nearly a month before we saw another person.
So what have we been doing?
Interviews! Our exit from the Wilderness has resulted in quite a bit of media coverage including: National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, WCCO Radio and TV with Esme Murphy, KARE 11, Star Tribune, FOX 9, Duluth News Tribune and many more. Our story was even featured in the New York Times news app today!
Meetings. We spent 4 days in Washington D.C. meeting with our elected officials.
Events. 400 plus people came to the Solar Arts Center in Minneapolis, welcomed us home in style and help us raise money for the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters through an amazing party sponsored by @chowgirlscatering on Wednesday night we had the honor of meeting Vice President Walter Mondale and listening to his thoughtful reasons why Twin Metals and other proposed sulfide-ore copper mines near the Boundary Waters must be stopped. To top it off, our friend and Wilderness warrior, Joseph Goldstein, addressed the audience with a stellar speech and reminded everyone in the room what is at stake. He has inspired us to continue working so that the Boundary Waters remains pristine for Joseph’s younger brothers and for future generations.
You can help us by signing the petition at http://ift.tt/1x2erSX ! (Link in Bio)
#wilderness #BWCA #wildernessyear #boundarywaters #savetheBWCA
We are busy going through all of our images as we look for new ways to share and promote the #BoundaryWaters. Did you take photos when you helped with a resupply? Maybe you snapped a few images when we met on a portage? If you have images to share, please select a few of your favorites and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them with your favorite file sharing service. We are looking for images that we can share on social media as we continue to speak loudly for the Wilderness. We are also on the look out for images to use in presentations and in our book! Thanks for sharing! “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson