Trail Clearing Expeditions into the Boundary Waters

One of the most novel and most satisfying ways to experience the Boundary Waters is to join a volunteer crew and spend a few days — or a few weeks — clearing trails, shoring up campsites and fighting erosion at some of the most popular campsites. You find out real quick, that there’s something about the smell pine sap and sawdust that makes for a perfect morning.


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One Artist’s Mission to Document the Changing North

Friends has partnered with artist and photographer Benjamin Olson, who has set out on an ambitious project to document the effects of climate change in the Boundary Waters and the surrounding ecosystem. Captivated by his work, and by his belief that art is powerful means to create connections and make people feel the magnitude of environmental issues, we are proud to be part of his work.

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