Man speaking to state legislators on behalf of Friends of the Boundary Waters

BWCA at the Capitol

Canoe paddles and people gathering. Text saying Boundary Waters Day at the Capitol - Day of Action - May 10, 2022

Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes and sky-blue waters, yet, Minnesota’s status as a clean water state is taken for granted. Minnesota’s clean water is under threat in several ways with the largest threat being proposed copper-sulfide mining projects like PolyMet and Twin Metals.

Copper-sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota and has never been done anywhere without polluting. To ensure that our state has clean water for future generations, it is imperative that the legislature enact new laws to protect clean water.

Tuesday, May 10th, Boundary Waters Supporters are gathering virtually to take action and urge Minnesota’s elected leaders to protect clean water for future generations.

Join fellow BWCA protectors in taking action by following the steps below. Additionally, the Friends will be holding a “Virtual Rally” at noon on the 10th to gather and hear from Boundary Waters Champions in the legislature.

Take Action!

Contact Governor Walz

Ask Governor Walz to support a suite of clean water initiatives.

Contact Your Legislators

Quickly find your legislators through our system. (for MN residents only).

Virtual Gathering

Join us for a virtual gathering (May 10, 12-1pm Central) to celebrate clean water!

Share with your community – Post on Social Media!

  • Share a post encouraging people to take action for clean water and the BWCA

Sample Post (copy/paste)

Today I’m doing something to protect Minnesota’s clean water. Please join me! Click the link, and take the quick, easy steps to contact Governor Walz and your legislators. #BWCAattheCapitol

  • Or write your own post about clean water – make it real, make it authentic. Share a story, a personal anecdote, tell them what and why the wilderness means to you. People connect with you and your passion, with your sense of wonder! It’s contagious!
  • Be sure to add a link to
  • Use hashtag #BWCAattheCapitol
  • Get fancy. Add a photo to your post!

Prove it First – Boundary Waters Music at the Capitol