Kids4BW June D.C. trip

What follows is a joint blog from  Kids4BW Board Members, Callie Stolar and Julia Ruelle, detailing their first advocacy trip to Washington D.C. in June, 2018, when they helped officially launch Kids For The Boundary Waters and spoke with numerous elected and...

A Wish Becomes a Mission: How it All Began

Recently, I was fortunate to join hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast in Denver, CO. The Keynote speaker was Mr. Timothy Egan, the inspiring author of one of my favorite books, The Worst Hard Time. He spoke about just one of the many...

My First Boundary Waters Adventure pt.1

It was a dark and stormy night. Black clouds hung ominously in the sky. The wind howled like a pack of wolves moving in for the kill. Thunder rumbled through the night in great rolling waves. A great flash of lightning split the sky in twain… and my flight was delayed...

Sometimes You Need A Little Hubris

Last month I travelled to Washington, D.C. to help honor television personalities Jack Steward and Colton Smith. They were receiving an award from NPCA for their inspiring show, “Rock the Park,” and I was thrilled to be there to honor my friends at the NPCA’s annual...

Diagversary

Nine years ago my parents took my brother and me to the Boundary Waters for the first time. For me, it was like coming home. I fell in love, and, as I was recently reminded, I sobbed when it was time to leave. Since then, the BWCA has become “my place” – that space in...