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Get Involved

Your passion for wild spaces and clean water keeps the Boundary Waters pristine and wild. Here are some ways you can help keep the Boundary Waters wild for this and future generations.

Take Action

Sign petitions, contact your representatives, and let elected officials know the Boundary Waters needs to be saved.

Become A Volunteer

Join us to make a lasting impact for the Boundary Waters! There are many ways to volunteer with the Friends.

Join A Trail Clearing Expedition

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

Prove It First: Commonsense Protection For The Boundary Waters & Lake Superior

Minnesota is not a Guinea Pig. Before foreign mining companies put a shovel in the ground they need to PROVE they won’t pollute.

Attend An Event

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.

| Friends Ely Office – 8 E Sheridan St. & Boathouse Brewpub 47 E Sheridan St.

Annual Open House and Community Dinner

Join us May 4, 2024 to celebrate everyone who makes the Ely Community special at our Open House and Dinner!…

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| Ely, MN

Ely Fourth of July Parade

Walk with us to show your support for the Boundary Waters and the Ely community at Ely’s Fourth of July…

| Semer’s Beach, Ely, MN

Semers Beach Cookout – Ely, MN

Join us for a fun, family-friendly event at Semers Beach July 6 in Ely, MN .There will be games, food,…

Join our Citizen Action Network

Support Our Work

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