It is hard to believe we have reached the halfway mark of our Year in the Wilderness. Even after 183 days in the Boundary Waters it is more clear than ever that this Wilderness is a national treasure that is far too valuable to risk.
I think Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton said it best in his letter in the Mesabi Daily News yesterday. “Thus, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area does not belong just to Minnesotans. It belongs to all Americans, those living now and generations from now. Ely is not only its gateway, but also its guardian.
That obligation to protect the BWCA and preserve its wilderness is a responsibility shared by all Minnesotans. We have no right to risk its vulnerable ecology for the financial benefit of a large international mining conglomerate and their Minnesota investors.” It is up to all Americans to protect this place. Sign the petition at @savetheBWCA. If you make a donation to Save the Boundary Waters in March, it will be matched!
Thank you for all of your support over the last 6 months. Your words of encouragement, visits, petition signatures, donations, treats, and general support have helped us thrive all winter long and make significant progress towards protecting the Boundary Waters watershed from sulfide-ore mining.
We celebrated our first 6 months in the Wilderness with chocolate cake, fresh salad, and wild rice brats roasted over a campfire. Thank you Levi for bringing in such special treats! Now it is time to double down. There is more work to do, but together we will protect this Wilderness for future generations. #wildernessyear #savetheBWCA #wilderness #boundarywaters #BWCAW #celebrate #onlyinMN