Outdoor adventurers to share Boundary Waters experience

By UW-Barron County

On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman embarked on a year-long adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. They documented their 365-day trip and used their adventure as a platform to educate others about the threat posed by Twin Metals and other sulfide-ore copper mines proposed near the BWCAW. They traveled roughly 2,000 miles by canoe and ski with sled dogs, visiting over 500 lakes, rivers and streams throughout the year. The married couple from Grand Marais, Minn., will share their experience during a free presentation, open to the public, on Monday, April 16, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Fine Arts Theatre at UW-Barron County.

The Freemans 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 the Freemans Adventurers of the Year in 2014, and their images, videos, and articles been published by a wide range of media outlets from the CBC, NBC and FOX to the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic, Outside, Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, Minnesota Public Radio.

For more information about their presentation, contact Abbey Fischer, UW-Barron County assistant professor of chemistry, at abbey.fischer@uwc.edu or 715-234-8176, ext. 5407.


Brian Becker