Amy and Dave Freeman, know for their 11,700-mile Wilderness Classroom journey by canoe, kayak and dogsled, live on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. They’ve launched the Paddle to DC campaign because they believe the BWCA and Lake Superior area are threatened by sulfide ore mines that are being proposed in these pristine watersheds.
To protect these precious waters and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Freemans are paddling and sailing their petition canoe from their home to the capitals of Canada and the United States. With the help of a wide range of local and national organizations they are organizing dozens of events in communities along the way to celebrate Wilderness and urge the federal government to prohibit sulfide mining within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Learn more at www.paddletodc.org.