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Illustration: Walker Cahall
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The Dirtbag Diaries: Boundary Waters

By Fitz Cahall   |   Oct 2, 2017 October 2, 2017

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 SavetheBoundaryWaters.org, get a copy of Dave and Amy’s brand new book, A Year in the Wildernesswatch 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.

Visit dirtbagdiaries.com for links to past episodes, music credits and to pledge your support. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and DoggCatcher, or connect with the Dirtbag Diaries community on Facebook and Twitter. The Dirtbag Diaries is a Duct Tape Then Beer production.

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