There are many ways to be a friend to the wilderness

State Fair

Volunteer at the state fair

Want a free t-shirt and a free ticket to the Fair? Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness will have a prominent position at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair, from August 22 through September 2. We need volunteers to help spread the word about the Boundary Waters! Click the button below to find a time to represent the BWCA at the Great Minnesota Get Together.


support our work

Your tax-deductible contribution supports various programs, from fighting copper-sulfide mines to bringing underprivileged kids to the BWCAW.

MN State Capital

Online action hub

It’s simple to be a champion of the Wilderness. Sign petitions, contact your representatives, and let elected officials know the Boundary Waters needs to be saved.

Child on portage trail in Boundary Waters


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Become a Wilderness VOLUNTEER

Spend a few days or a week or more clearing trails and shoring up campsites in the Boundary Waters.



From our Annual Gathering to auctioning off a canoe at a brewery, we host a number events each year that connect people and support the Boundary Waters.


Are there other ways you’d like to help out? Do you have a special skill that could help the Boundary Waters?