Boundary Waters

Raising awareness. It seems like every day, someone embarks on a new project to ‘raise awareness’ about a particular issue, cause, disease, endangered species or threatened public land. But what separates the projects that cut through the noise and the ones that get drowned out in the static of issues competing for our attention?

For our third Endangered Spaces episode, we travel to Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to follow Dave and Amy Freeman on “Paddle to D.C.” and “A Year in the Wilderness,” two adventures that had a real impact in advocating for the protection of the place they love most.


To learn more, visit,

get a copy of Dave and Amy’s brand new book, A Year in the Wilderness,

watch Duct Tape Then Beer’s film, “Bear Witness” about the Freeman’s year in the Boundary Waters

and watch Nate Ptacek’s film on “Paddle to D.C.”


Music: If Walls Could Talk by Jacob Bain & Nis Kotto    •    Wild Wind by John Berry    •    When It All Falls Down by Publish the Quest    •    The Architect by Cleod9    •    Somnolence by Kai Engel    •    Holy Water by Denise Casey    •    Original Scores by Amy Stolzenbach

Tracks provided by Free Music Archive and with permission from the artists.


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