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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

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

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

[Above: Rough and Ready Creek, just outside the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is ripe for protection. All photos courtesy of Zachary Collier/Northwest Rafting Co.]

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

By Zachary Collier   |   Feb 12, 2013 February 12, 2013

“Why wilderness? Because we like the taste of freedom. Because we like the smell of danger.” ―Edward Abbey Wilderness means different things to different people. For some, heading out of cell phone range is enough to make them feel like Grizzly Adams, but the Wilderness Act, signed by President… Read More

Photo: Nate Ptacek

Speaking Loudly for a Quiet Place

By Emily Meg Weinstein   |   Jul 15, 2016 July 15, 2016

After a long day of travel through pristine lakes and dense forest, we make our main camp on Long Island Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. I grew up in a different Long Island, the one outside New York City, a densely populated suburb where at night I… Read More

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