During Paddle to DC we spent 101 days paddling and sailing more than 2,000 miles from the Boundary Waters to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the sulfide-ore copper mines being proposed along the southern border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. During more than 40 events at colleges, microbreweries, libraries, outdoor stores, schools, and a variety of other venues all along our route. We were overwhelmed by the commitment of the people we met from all across the country who are working to protect the Boundary Waters.
We would like to thank @savetheBWCA and all of the individuals, organizations, and companies that helped make Paddle to DC possible and brought national attention to the importance of protecting the Boundary Waters. @arborealis made an 8 minute award-winning film about Paddle to DC that you can watch by following the link in our bio.
Together we will stop the sulfide-ore copper mines that are being proposed in the Boundary Waters watershed, so long as we all speak out and take action. Sign the petition @savetheBWCA, share this with your friends, and continue to speak loudly and often for the Boundary Waters.
We are spending a year in the Boundary Waters to bear witness to the Wilderness and be a constant reminder that this national treasure is at risk. Iaa aaaaat needs citizens from across the country take action.
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