Duluth, meet Friends Northern Communities Director Tonia Kittelson, 4-7 PM, April 17th

Tonia Kittelson, the Northern Communities Director for the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, would love to connect with Duluth-area residents on wilderness issues. Since coming on in November, she’s been working to protect the BWCA from visual intrusions, preventing aquatic invasive species from spreading in the Boundary Waters, organizing on the BWCA land exchange and preventing sulfide mining that would affect the BWCA. Join her at the Bent Paddle Taproom (1912 W. Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55806) any time from 4-7 PM.

Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo, April 24th-26th

We’ll be back at the biggest spring gathering of outdoor recreation enthusiasts in Minnesota. The Friends will have a table in the main tent, please stop by and chat with us about our work to protect the Boundary Waters and keep it wild! Friends Executive Director Paul Danicic is presenting “Deciding Forever: Northwoods – Industry or Natural Heritage” at 2:15 PM on Saturday, April 25th in Room 105, Hanson Hall.

Art-a-Whirl! May 15th-17th

The Friends will have a presence at one of the biggest art crawls around, Art-a-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. We’re thrilled to be at Art-a-Whirl! and to partner with Able Seedhouse and Brewery, who are holding a special sneak preview of their brewery space that will open later in 2015. More details will be posted soon.