A Year in the Wilderness

October 13 2015

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Educators and explorers Dave and Amy Freeman kicked off A Year in the Wilderness this September, continuing their efforts to gain permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

For this particular expedition, the Freemans will spend a full year in the Boundary Waters. “We care deeply about this place and we will do everything within our power to ensure that it remains intact for the next generation,” Amy says.


Their expedition will continue their efforts to permanently protect the Boundary Waters from the proposed sulfide-ore copper mines on the edge of the Wilderness and support the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. “We made a commitment to protecting the Boundary Waters when we took on the Paddle to DC, but we know we still have a lot of work to do to protect the Boundary Waters watershed from sulfide-ore copper mining and we want to do what we can to finish the job,” Amy adds.

This trip is about bearing witness to the very land and water we are fighting to Dave and Amy Freeman have traveled more than 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic.