Help Save the Boundary Waters protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Wilderness from a new and dangerous threat—industrial proposals for sulfide mining, a high-risk mining practice never before permitted in Minnesota.

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  Alex Falconer · [email protected]
June 28, 2022 at 8:02 PM

Add your name to the study: protect the Boundary Waters

You have 30 days to support the science of this hard-hitting environmental report, so be sure to add your name today  Dear John,   Last week, the U.S. Forest Service released their environmental study on sulfide-ore copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters. This is the critical study w…
  Becky Rom · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 1:35 PM

Major News: Forest Service recommends mining ban near Boundary Waters

We have the biggest news from the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters to date! The U.S. Forest Service has released their environmental study of sulfide-ore copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters.   SIGN YOUR NAME Dear John,  We have the biggest news from the Campaign to Save the…
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 1:54 PM

Don't miss the Boundary Waters event of the year 🎉

Join us at the Boundary Waters Gala! Please join us virtually or in-person as we celebrate the Wilderness we all love.Dear John,  Tickets to our annual Boundary Waters Gala are selling fast - so be sure to get yours today. Please join us virtually or in-person as we celebrate the Wilderness we all …
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Reminder - join me at Patagonia in the D.C. area for my Boundary Waters film screening + fun run

Join me at the Patagonia Old Town store in the Washington D.C. area this Monday June 13 at 7:00 EST for a Boundary Waters Traverse Fun Run and Film Screening Event. After the short film, I will give an update on the fight to protect the Boundary Waters and answer questions, and then lead an optiona…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 7:33 PM

Join me at Patagonia in the D.C. area for my Boundary Waters film screening + fun run

I'll be in D.C. next week. Join me at the Patagonia Old Town store in the Washington D.C. area this Monday June 13 at 7:00 EST for a Boundary Waters Traverse Fun Run and Film Screening Event. After the short film, I will give an update on the fight to protect the Boundary Waters and answer question…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 11:01 AM

News from the Boundary Waters

The debate over McCollum’s worthy bill should be driven by facts and full context. Following the May 24 hearing on Rep. McCollum’'s Boundary Waters bill, the Star Tribune Opinion board laid out the facts for BWCA protection in this excellent editorial. Read the article >> Yes, use facts in th…
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
June 7, 2022 at 12:01 PM

You’re invited to the Boundary Waters event of the year

Join us at the Boundary Waters Gala! Please join us virtually or in-person as we celebrate the Wilderness we all love.Dear John,  You’re invited to the Boundary Waters event of the year! Please join us virtually or in-person as we celebrate the Wilderness we all love, hear about the latest developm…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 10:44 PM

Just in: 6 hours to unlock a $5,000 challenge match

You only have until midnight TONIGHT to take advantage of our match and double your impact for the imperiled Boundary Waters. Donate now.  Dear John,   This just in! Your support has opened a last-minute $5,000 challenge match that a generous Boundary Waters advocate has put forward!  We have until…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 6:51 PM

I have a busy day in D.C. for the Boundary Waters

Yesterday at the House Committee Hearing in Washington D.C., copper mining proponents spouted outright lies, blatant greenwashing, and misinformation about the threat of their proposed mine to the Boundary Waters. But we weren’t surprised by these cheap tactics.   RUSH A 2X GIFT TODAY Dear John,…
  Steve Piragis, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 12:12 AM

Today, I told Congress to protect the Boundary Waters

I was honored to be one of three witnesses brought to D.C. by the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters to speak today in support of Representative Betty McCollum’s Boundary Waters Protection bill. Dear John,I was honored to be one of three witnesses brought to D.C. by the Campaign to Save the Boun…
  Becky Rom, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 9:31 PM

The risk to the Boundary Waters is the greatest it’s ever been

Today, Representative McCollum’s Boundary Waters Wilderness protection bill was debated in a congressional committee, and if anything is to be learned from this hearing, it’s that the risk to the Boundary Waters is the greatest it’s ever been. RUSH A 2X GIFT TODAY Dear John, Today, Representativ…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 9:56 PM

Alert: your voice needed for the Boundary Waters

The fight to permanently protect the Boundary Waters from the effects of risky copper mining just gained more momentum.  Dear John,  We have just been notified that the U.S. House committee on Natural Resources will hold a legislative hearing on Rep. McCollum’s bill, the Boundary Waters Wilderness …
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 11:19 PM

News from the Boundary Waters

Monthly newsletter updated from the Boundary Waters. Send us your Boundary Waters memories. Do you have a photo of you or your grandparents paddling through the BWCA in the 70s? Or maybe a recording of a Sigurd Olson speech? We’re looking for Boundary Waters Memories from over the last century for …
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Just in: Boundary Waters patches + giveback merch 🛶

Discover some of the incredible business partners committed to protecting the Boundary Waters. These shops have generously opted to donate a portion of their sales from a particular item or complete inventory to help defend the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining, so you can feel good ab…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 6:10 PM

🛶The Boundary Waters needs you this Earth Day 🌎

What better way to celebrate the earth than by protecting the Boundary Waters? This Earth Day, invest in our planet by protecting the Boundary Waters from toxic mining pollution and help keep the crystal-clean waters of the Wilderness pure. Hello John,   What better way to celebrate the earth than b…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 7:53 PM

Deadline tomorrow - vote for our film in the Webby Awards

Vote now! Winning the People’s Choice award for this film would continue to elevate this threat, put us on an international stage and bring more people into the fight to protect our Wilderness for all generations to come. WATCH AND VOTE TODAY Hi John,  Last May I ran what is now called the Boundary…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
April 14, 2022 at 9:25 PM

News from the Boundary Waters

Monthly newsletter updated from the Boundary Waters. We are hiring, plus ways to get involved in the fight to protect the Boundary Waters. VOTE for our film in the Webby Awards! “The Boundary Waters Traverse” documents Alex Falconer's record-setting trail run across the BWCA, and it’s now a Webby-n…
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
April 6, 2022 at 6:31 PM

Vote for our film in the Webby Awards!

Boundary Waters Traverse is being recognized by the WebbysDear John,  GREAT NEWS! The film “The Boundary Waters Traverse” featuring Alex Falconer's record setting trail run across the Boundary Waters has been chosen as a finalist for the Webby Awards! We need your help. Please vote for this powerful…
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
April 1, 2022 at 12:54 AM

We’re behind on our fundraising goal

With four hours left, we’re only $8,000 away from maximizing our triple match of $165,000 -- will you help us cross the finish line?Dear John,    We’ll make this short and sweet. We are behind on our March Match Spring fundraising goal. With four hours left, we’re only $8,000 away from maximizing ou…
  Steve Piragis · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 10:49 PM

The Boundary Waters is still in great jeopardy.

Despite my life-long love for the beauty of the Boundary Waters, a dark cloud looms in the back of my mind every time reflect on its future. For all of the peace and serenity that I find paddling the waters of the BWCA, there is also an ever-present awareness that, in an instant, this could all be d…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 5:52 PM

Breaking: Twin Metals tells US Senate its sulfide-ore copper mine risks the Boundary Waters

At a key U.S. Senate hearing this morning, Twin Metals admits sulfide-ore copper mine will pose risks to the Boundary Waters. Dear John,    This morning, Twin Metals Minnesota Spokesperson Julie Padilla argued in front of a key U.S. Senate committee that our recent wins for the Boundary Waters shoul…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 1:52 PM

Urgent - Twin Metals trying to undo everything we’ve won for the Boundary Waters

This morning in Washington D.C., the spokesperson for the Twin Metals mine is testifying in front of the U.S. Senate . This giant mining company, owned by a billionaire family in Chile, hopes to convince Congress to undo the protections we’ve begun to win to protect the Boundary Waters. Dear John,  …
  Mark Dayton · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 12:04 PM

Will you join me in defending the Boundary Waters?

Minnesota is blessed with so many spectacular natural areas, none greater than the Boundary Waters. The only acceptable goal is permanent protection from copper mining near the Boundary Waters. Dear John,    During my 45 years in public life, I came to know our great state from border to border. Min…
  Becky Rom · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 6:17 PM

The threat looms for the Boundary Waters

Today you have the opportunity to show your commitment to safeguarding this pristine Wilderness with a triple-matched gift.Dear John,   I wanted to let you know that if we miss this chance to protect the Boundary Waters, we could lose one of the most important wild natural habitats on earth, where t…
  Lisa, Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 1:28 PM

I’ve spent the last decade in the Boundary Waters

As a professional expedition leader, I have spent the better part of the last decade in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo credit: MLVB PhotographyHi John,    As a professional expedition leader, I have spent the better part of the last decade in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderne…
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 3:10 PM

TODAY at noon - Boundary Waters trip planning webinar 🛶

Join expert trip planners Jason from Ely Outfitters and Ben from Paddle Planner, and me for a webinar all about Summer Boundary Waters Canoe trip planning which takes place TODAY, FRIDAY, March 25 at noon CT virtually! Sign up here. Hi John,  Ice out will be here before you know it, so get ready for…
  Maddie, Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
March 23, 2022 at 6:50 PM

The environmental issue of our time

Join expert trip planners Jason from Ely Outfitters and Ben from Paddle Planner, and me for a webinar all about Summer Boundary Waters Canoe trip planning which takes place THIS FRIDAY, March 25 at noon CT virtually! Sign up here. TRIPLE MY GIFT! Hi John!  My name is Maddie Fahnline, and I’m an Or…
  Becky, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 1:26 PM

World Water Day for the Boundary Waters 💧

Triple your impact today on World Water Day! Today is World Water Day! The interconnected waterways of the Boundary Waters Wilderness are some of the cleanest waters in the WORLD and it’s one of the last remaining places on earth where paddlers often dip their cup and drink straight from the lake. …
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 6:56 PM

Listen to season two - a podcast to Save the Boundary Waters 🔊

Just launched yesterday - listen to season two of the Boundary Waters podcast.Dear John, The second season of “A Podcast to Save the Boundary Waters” launched yesterday with episodes one and two!🎙   Listen to Matthew, Maddie, and Megan as they head up the Gunflint Trail, a gateway to the Wilderness …
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
March 10, 2022 at 10:48 PM

News from the Boundary Waters

Monthly newsletter from the Boundary Waters. Spread the word! Kids for the Boundary Waters D.C. fly-in is June 12 - 15, 2022 . Encourage youth ages 15-22 you know to come with us to fly into Washington, D.C., to advocate for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Applications are due by March 20…
  Jon Nelson and Jeff Soderstrom, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
March 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Ingrid Lyons named Executive Director of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

We are pleased to announce that the Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness board has unanimously decided to remove the "interim" from Executive Director Ingrid Lyons' title. Under Ingrid's leadership the campaign has achieved someDear John,  We are pleased to announce that the Northeastern Minnesot…
  Sam, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
February 18, 2022 at 1:41 AM

Your gift doubled: commit to protecting the Boundary Waters

Don’t give toxic mining practices a foothold, invest in protecting America’s most visited Wilderness today with a matched monthly gift starting at just $10. Greetings John,  There is power in numbers. Recent polling shows that nearly 70% of Minnesotans favor permanently protecting the Boundary Wate…
  Lloyd, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 11:13 PM

Match alert: 2X your impact for the Boundary Waters when you become a sustainer

We’re excited to announce that we are matching all first month sustaining gifts up to $5,000 when you give before tomorrow night - Thursday, Feb. 17!  BECOME A SUSTAINER Dear John,  My name is Lloyd Vogel. I am the Chief Communications Officer at Enlightened Equipment, an outdoor equipment brand …
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
February 14, 2022 at 10:25 PM

Quiz: which Boundary Waters lake is your true love?

Find out which lake is your true love - take the quiz here!   Dear John,    This Valentine’s Day we’re celebrating our true love - the Boundary Waters! It’s probably obvious, but all of us at the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters are smitten with America’s…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
February 14, 2022 at 12:31 PM

Help protect the Boundary Waters with a Valentine's Day e-card

Send an instant Valentine's day e-card to protect the Boundary Waters this year to someone special Dear John,   Share your love of the Boundary Waters with your Valentine! Give a gift that's straight from the heart and help permanently protect the Boundary Waters with …
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
February 10, 2022 at 8:20 PM

Newsletter: updates from the Boundary Waters

It’s been a busy and exciting few weeks for the Boundary Waters. We celebrated when the Biden administration announced the cancelation of Twin Metals two mining leases! Their cancelation now blocks the most immediate mine threatening the Boundary Waters.  Greetings…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 4:36 PM

Recap and reactions: big news for the Boundary Waters

Yesterday we did a happy dance when the Biden administration announced the cancelation of Twin Metals’ two federal mineral leases. These leases were unlawfully renewed in 2019 (a Trump administration action we’ve fought in court), and their cancelation now blocks the most immediate mine …
  Ingrid, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 9:50 PM

Make the Boundary Waters a forever Wilderness

Today’s move by the Biden Administration to cancel Twin Metals’ mining leases next to the Boundary Waters is the biggest moment that the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters has had in years. Dear John,    Today’s move by the Biden Administration to cancel Twin Met…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 5:12 PM

BREAKING: Mining Leases Canceled

We have great news to share with you! Today the Biden administration announced it has canceled the two federal mining leases held by Twin Metals. These leases would have allowed Twin Metals to develop a sulfide-ore copper mine right next to the Boundary Waters. De…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 12:28 AM

Boundary Waters trip planning & resources 🛶

It’s that time of year again - Boundary Waters trip planning season! The first day to reserve summer 2022 Boundary Waters entry permits is THIS WEDNESDAY, January 26.       Greetings John,    It’s that time of year again - Boundary Waters trip planning season…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 8:52 PM

We did it - a quarter million comments sent for the Boundary Waters

Thank you! We delivered just under a QUARTER OF A MILLION comments advocating for the protection of the Boundary Waters. This is significant success for the future of our favorite Wilderness! Thank you, John!    The 90-day comment period …
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 4:02 PM

Deadline tonight: have you submitted your Boundary Waters comment?

Today is the last day to submit your Boundary Waters comment - make sure you have submitted yours.   SUBMIT COMMENT TODAY Dear John,    TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your public comment to protect the Boundary Waters during the Biden Admin…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 6:18 PM

Deadline: have you submitted your Boundary Waters comment? 🛶

Time is running out to submit your comment during the Biden Administration's 90-day public comment period on the proposed 20-year ban on copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters.    TAKE ACTION TODAY Dear John,    Don't forget! T…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 5:13 PM

2 days left to submit Boundary Waters comment

Submit your comment during the Biden Administration's 90-day public comment period on the proposed 20-year ban on copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters.  Dear John,    The time to take action for the Boundary Waters is now. T…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 11:38 PM

The clock is ticking for Boundary Waters comments

There are only SEVEN DAYS LEFT to submit your comment during the Biden Administration's 90-day public comment period on the proposed 20-year ban on copper mining in the watershed of the Boundary Waters.    Dear John,    There are only SEVEN DAY…
  Ingrid, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 4:43 PM

Webinar TONIGHT - Meet Birds of Prey and Protect the Boundary Waters

Join us virtually tonight for Boundary Waters advocacy and fun for the whole family. Photo credit Drew Brocket Dear John,   Join us virtually TONIGHT to meet incredible birds of prey from the Raptor Center while learning simple steps for how you can make…
  Ingrid, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 3:16 PM

Meet birds of prey and protect the Boundary Waters on Tuesday

Join us virtually for Boundary Waters advocacy fun for the whole family...with birds! Photo credit Drew Brocket Dear John, join us virtually for Boundary Waters advocacy fun for the whole family...with birds!   Meet incredible birds of prey from the Rapto…
  Save the Boundary Waters · [email protected]
January 1, 2022 at 12:30 AM

3X match expires at 7 pm CT ⏰

Don’t wait: any online donations received between now and 7pm CT will be triple matched! Don’t wait: any online contributions received between now and 7 pm CT will be automatically TRIPLED for the Boundary Waters! TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT! We…
  Save the BWCA · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 11:08 PM

Just in: your gift tripled for the next two hours

Protect the Boundary Waters for the next two hours ONLY any online donations received between now and 7pm CT will be automatically triple matched! TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT! Dear John,   We hit our goal, but we aren’t stopping! We’re stretching our…
  Alex Falconer, Save the BWCA · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 7:05 PM

The Boundary Waters looks like a snow globe ❄️

Please consider making a year-end gift today to help permanently protect the Boundary Waters once and for all.  Photo by Brendan Davis RUSH A MATCHED DONATION Greetings from the Boundary Waters. I woke up this morning at -9º F after…