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Looking for Steelies

Looking for Steelies

By Jim Little   |   Feb 2, 2011 February 2, 2011

Taking the plunge (albeit it a shallow one) into the Ventura River in the spirit of Our Common Waters, Patagonia’s new environmental campaign, Patagonia editor Jim Little and a couple of friends spent the afternoon snorkeling for endangered southern steelhead trout. Along the way they sneak… Read More

Ride for the Wild

Ride for the Wild

By Ryan Applegate   |   Feb 27, 2009 February 27, 2009

Today’s post is from Ryan Applegate, assistant manager of our Dillon, Montana, store. Last summer Ryan took two months off work to pedal his bike 2,300 miles from Yukon’s Watson Lake to Yellowstone National Park. But Ryan’s trip was more than a summer bike tour. Working with the… Read More

Photo: Adam Fetcher

Why Minnesota Can’t Afford Mining Near the Boundary Waters

By Adam Fetcher   |   Mar 28, 2016 March 28, 2016

Patagonia has supported the work of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters through grant funding, our employee environmental internship program, retail store events, product donations and an invitation to attend the 2015 Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference. You can read our past coverage on The… Read More

Photo: Nate Ptacek

The Boundary Waters Works for Everyone

By Adam Fetcher   |   Dec 19, 2016 December 19, 2016

Last week, federal agencies responsible for stewardship of America’s public lands did the right thing: they took a hard look at science and public opinion and made a sober decision to protect Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters from a sulfide-ore copper mining project by denying the renewal of two mineral leases. Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Adventurer’s Parable

Dirtbag Diaries: The Adventurer’s Parable

Mar 16, 2009 March 16, 2009

Wow, thank you to everyone who commented on the two-year anniversary of The Dirtbag Diaries. I too think Fitz has created something really special and it warms my heart to know there are so many of you out there who feel the same way. Your outpouring of… Read More

Illustration: Walker Cahall

Endangered Spaces: Boundary Waters

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   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… Read More

Running to the Sea: Help Save the Colorado River Delta

Running to the Sea: Help Save the Colorado River Delta

By Jon Waterman   |   Sep 6, 2011 September 6, 2011

"But along the way I learned how the problem could be fixed and that the delta is far from dead both in terms of people who care about it and the remarkable habitat that still remains." –Jonathan Waterman When our fall catalog lands in your mailbox, you’ll… Read More

A packed house turns out to hear how they can help clean up Chicago-area waterways. Photo: Andrew Mills.

Chicagoans Gain Ground in the Fight for Clean Water

By Derek Schnake   |   Jun 21, 2011 June 21, 2011

Kind thanks to Patagonia Chicago’s Kelley Freridge-Olson and Derek Schnake for today’s update on recent events at Patagonia Chicago store. People often laughed at the thought of cleaning up the Chicago River and other area waters. Thanks to the efforts of some committed citizens that skepticism is fading. – Ed… Read More

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