Fresh fish caught in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy that will touch the lives of thousands with the gift of clean water and wilderness

Make the Wilderness Part of your Legacy

By including a gift to the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness in your will, you play a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission to protect the Boundary Waters and to connect people of all backgrounds to the wilderness. Because of your generous support, Friends has made great strides in ensuring that this and future generations benefit from this special place. But our work is far from over, and you can play an important role in protecting the Boundary Waters.

My late husband began kayaking in the BWCA at age 16 and continued these annual trips until his sudden death at age 64. The BWCA provided for him a peaceful refuge. It was his favorite place to be. I give to Friends to honor his memory and to preserve this beautiful area for future generations. 

– Mary Therese Alberg 

Legal Designation and Sample Wording

“I hereby give ______ (percentage, residuary share or specific amount or asset) to Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, 2550 University Ave. W., Suite 180 S, St. Paul, MN 55114”

Tax ID number: 36-3414821

To include the Friends in your estate plans, please use the following information:

     Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
     2550 University Ave. W. Suite 180 S
     Saint Paul, MN 55114

     Phone: 612-332-9630

     Tax ID: 36-3414821

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If you would like more information, please contact our Development Director, Mike Linnemann at or 612-209-6262.


“The Friends of the Boundary Waters was an easy choice for us to name in our estate planning. We feel a responsibility to help fund and to keep alive the legacies of those before us who fought so hard on behalf of this one-of-a-kind wilderness. The threats to the BWCA are many and constant, and long after we’re gone, the Friends will be moving forward to protect and enhance this beautiful area.”

– Craig Poorker and Joanie Miller
Dayton, MN


Contact Mike Linnemann at 612-332-9630 ext. 6, or for additional information on creating a memorial gift for the Boundary Waters.