Come paddle your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard on Bush Lake and learn how you can help the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining. Bring the kids.
The Bush Lake Izaak Walton chapter and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters are hosting a "Paddle with Sig" event on Sunday, August 16, 4-7 p.m. at 7515 Izaak Walton Road, Bloomington, MN 55438. It's free and open to the public.
Join our flotilla led by the Paddle to DC canoe named “Sig.” Last year, Dave and Amy Freeman paddled and sailed more than 2,000 miles from Ely, MN, to Washington, DC, asking supporters to sign “Sig” in support of permanently protecting the Boundary Waters and as a petition to President Obama. The flotilla will form up promptly at 4 p.m. on the chapter's beach. Please arrive early, as parking is limited.
Following the paddle, there will be a short presentation about the threat posed by proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the wilderness edge of the Boundary Waters. You’ll also have opportunities to donate, sign up to volunteer, and purchase T-shirts. Bring picnic goodies and we’ll make it potluck.
For more info and to RSVP, contact John Crampton, firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the 8-minute Quest for Clean Water video from the Paddle to DC:
To help volunteer at the State Fair:
To sign the petition: