5:00 pm17:00

River Point Resort an Outfitting, Ely, MN

This performance will welcome explorers Dave and Amy Freeman back to Ely after their "Year in the Wilderness" to raise awareness against the proposed Twin Metals copper and nickel mines which would seriously impact the BWCA watershed.

6:30 pm18:30

A-Mill Artists Lofts A Fundraiser for The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

  • A Mill Artsit Lofts

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Newly re-opened, historic A-Mill Artist Lofts at St. Anthony Main.

315 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

TICKETS: $30/person (click here to register), additional donations appreciated. Ticket includes appetizers, beverages and entertainment.

The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, is a national effort to permanently protect this national treasure and its wilderness-edge communities from proposed sulfide-ore mining. Come and celebrate recent achievements and get energized for the important work ahead!

6:00 pm18:00

Water Bar, Mpls MN

  • Water Bar

Join us for an evening discussion with a group of local artists whose creative work responds to water and the issues it touches; utilizes water as material, inspiration, or gathering place; or engages directly with water, water systems, and efforts to protect water and the lives and communities it touches.

Each artist will share a perspective on art and water in a short illustrated talk, which will be followed by small and large group conversation with attendees. Discussion will be wide-ranging, and will center on ways artists and other creative people can imagine and act for more environmentally sustainable and equitable places and communities.


10:00 am10:00

River Ramble, 30 Days of Biking

This will be the concluding ride for 30 Days of Biking. The ride will include a river clean up in the Bottineau neighborhood, a stop at  Izzy's Ice Cream for a special collaborative treat between Izzy's and Bent Paddle),  and a final performance at Surly Brewery.  More details and sign up here.

9:30 pm21:30

Save the BWCA Bennefit W/Mike Munson, Bryant Lake Bowl, MPLS MN

  • Bryant Lake Bowl

In March Ben Weaver brought Explorers Dave and Amy Freeman, who are living in the Boundary Water for 12 months in support of the campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, a unique resupply in the form of a private concert. Ben was accompanied by Billl DeVille and Nate Ryan of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current. Join Ben Weaver and Mike Munson for a special evening of music and help raise further awareness about Dave and Amy's work and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.