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Dinner at the Lake – April 8, 2017
April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$35
Dinner at the Lake
with Amy Freeman, “A Year in the Wilderness”
On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman teamed up with the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and embarked on a year-long adventure in the BWCAW. That’s 366 days of exploring and documenting the Wilderness with the purpose of keeping America’s most visited wilderness area in people’s consciousnesses throughout the entire year.
They used their adventure as a platform to educate about the threat posed by Twin Metals and other sulfide-ore copper mines being proposed near the BWCAW. The Freemans traveled roughly 2,000 miles by canoe and ski with sled dogs, visiting about 500 lakes, rivers and streams throughout the year.
Diverging from the typical expedition approach of traveling from point-A to point-B, the Freemans entered the wilderness with the intent to bear witness to all the seasons in the biggest wilderness area east of the Rockies and north of the Everglades. They learned to slow down and closely observe what was going on around them – from metamorphosing of dragonflies to the wanderings of a wolf pack. They were out there as ice formed on the lakes and then melted again. They saw the forest awaken and birds return.
After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, Amy Freeman will share their 2015-2016 yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) with us.
If you love the Boundary Waters or wild places in general, if you’re curious about the latest developments in the fight to protect the BWCAW watershed from copper mining, what the Freemans witnessed, how their relationship fared, lessons they learned, or practical tips for doing an expedition of your own, this presentation and short film are a must-see.
Please join us!
Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner
Dinner at the Lake meal and presentation:
Adults: $35; Children ages 5-12 yrs: $17
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
We are currently full but taking waitlist reservations. Please call 320-245-2648 to be placed on the waitlist.
Please note: if making a reservation that includes children (reduced rate), please phone or email your reservation to 320-245-2648 or firstname.lastname@example.org rather than reserve online.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Duluth, MN,
is this evening’s sponsor
Amy and Dave Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Dave and Amy 2014 Adventurers of the Year. Dave and Amy are ardent Wilderness advocates who are actively working with the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters (www.SaveTheBoundaryWaters.org) to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mines being proposed along the edge of our nation’s most popular Wilderness.
The Freemans also run the Wilderness Classroom, an educational nonprofit organization that introduces kids to wild places throughout the world. They actively engage thousands of elementary and middle school students in their expeditions using their website – wildernessclassroom.org.