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Paddle to DC send off Event Sunday, August 24th

Paddle with the Freemans for the first mile of their 2,000 mile journey by water to Washington DC. Sign the petition canoe and support their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining.

Where: Voyageur Outward Bound School (Kawishiwi River)
When: August 24th Noon to 2:00 PM
What: Canoe floatilla on the Kawishiwi River

The canoe floatilla will leave VOBS at 1 PM and escort the Freemans down the Kawishiwi River for 1.5 miles to the boat landing at the Highway 1 bridge. Canoes, life jackets, paddles and a shuttle back to your vehicle will be provided. Feel free to arrive at noon to socialize and eat lunch at VOBS before the paddle. Families are welcome. Come join us for a fun afternoon on the water!Please RSVP so that we know how many canoes are needed by calling or emailing Sustainable Ely 218-365-7808, .

Wilderness Supporters gathered together during our 2013 floatilla on the Kawishiwi River.

Wilderness Supporters gathered together during our 2013 floatilla on the Kawishiwi River.


David Backes “8 Lessons from the Life of Sigurd F. Olson”

Join us for an evening with David Backes, an American author known for his writings about Sigurd Olson. David will talk about the “8 Lessons from the Life of Sigurd Olson.”

“Thanks to years of careful research by Backes, we have a colorful portrayal of Sigurd F. Olson, backcountry woodsman and guide, wilderness advocate, negotiator, administrator, teacher author, and environmental icon” -The New York Times

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

6:30-8:30 pm

Vermilion Community College

Join us for a presentation about Sulfide Mining at St. Catherine’s University on April 7th.

Sulfide mining in Minnesota – The right choice?
Worth it? Find out. Take action!

Becky Rom and Mike Clark talk about sulfide mining in the boundary waters.

Download the St. Catherine University Flier to learn more about the event.

When: Monday, April 7, 7-9 PM
Where: St. Catherine University
Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall

The event is free and open to the public.

  • Free parking in O’Shaughnessy Event Parking Lot
  • Refreshments provided
  • Local environmental groups will be on hand to help you get involved!

Join us for the 2014 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series!


2014 Lecture Series Flyer_All Events

The Sigurd Olson Lecture Series, inaugurated in 1999, highlights current natural resource topics presented by national leaders in the conservation community. Mike Clark, former executive director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, presents on “Yellowstone is More Valuable than Gold: Lessons from the New World Mine Battle.” And Becky Rom, of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, will interpret those lessons, and speak on the value of the BWCA. Many local environmental groups will be represented at this event. Check our Facebook page entitled Sigurd Olson Lecture Series to receive more information about this exciting event.