Impact and Programs
-Our No Boundaries to the Boundary Waters program reached nearly 7,000 middle and high school students.
-We grew our Citizens Action Network to 150 and introduced "Prove It First legislation". This landmark piece of legislation would require an applicant seeking to permit a copper-sulfide mine in Minnesota to submit documentation that a copper-sulfide mine operated elsewhere in the United States for at least ten years without polluting air, groundwater or surface water and that the mine has been closed for at least ten years without polluting air, groundwater or surface water.
-Through robust volunteer networks 160 volunteers contributed 5,425 hours to clear 75 miles of hiking trails and 63 miles of portage trails, as well as maintaining 263 campsites.
-Our No Boundaries to the Boundary Waters program aims to reach upwards of 6,000 middle and high school students.
-We will grow our Citizens Action Network to 174 while continuing to garner support for our "Prove It First" legislation.
-We anticipate similar volunteer outcomes as in previous years: roughly 160 volunteers, 75 miles of hiking trails to be cleared and 60 miles of portage trails, as well as maintaining 260 campsites.
Community or Constituency Served
We serve any visitor to, or supporter of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We also serve youth across Minnesota, especially dedicated to reaching those with less resources or less access to the Boundary Waters.
Geographic Area Served
Our mission focuses on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico-Superior ecosystem in Northeastern Minnesota. Our programs supporting this mission predominately serve individuals across Minnesota, but reaches those in the greater United States as well.