The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness was established in 1976 to bring full wilderness protection to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Currently the primary focus of their organization is preventing pollution from proposed sulfide mining projects and mining exploration that would impact area water, cultural resources, human use and enjoyment of the region, and wilderness character.
Mini-grant funding will finance a “Closing Argument Campaign” to mobilize communities across Minnesota in a final push to prevent PolyMet Mining Corp from being granted a permit to open a sulfide mine in northeastern Minnesota. When PolyMet’s final EIS is released, Friends of the Boundary Water Wilderness will mobilize 100,000 people through the activation of lists, a media push, community organizer training, and partnerships with key constituencies. Learn more.