February 11, 2019

Private Event: BWCA Presentation

  •  March 6, 2019
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You can do it! Volunteer for Minnesota’s BWCA Wilderness in 2019

Duluth crew for USFS (2)

Speaker: Martin Kubik, President, Boundary Waters Advisory Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 6 – 7 PM
Location: Duluth Folk School, 1917 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806, (218) 481-7888
Contact: Martin Kubik, wtrails2@yahoo.com 612-564-8279 cell

About the presentation:
See yourself in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this spring as part of a clearing crew on the historic Powwow Trail in the Superior National Forest. Are you a first-time visitor to the Boundary Waters? Experienced crew leaders will get you prepared and confident for wilderness travel. Are you already a hiker or paddler? Expand your skills and share your expertise with other outdoor enthusiasts in the wonder of a post-megafire healthy forest.

The Boundary Waters Advisory Committee (BWAC) has been organizing volunteers to steward wilderness trails since 2002. We invite you to be one of our hundreds of amazing, all walks-of-life volunteers giving back to the wilderness. In 2019 your help is needed as we “open the loop” of the thirty mile Powwow Trail north of Isabella, Minnesota.

BWAC will hit the ground running with early season day trips, overnight backpacking, and canoe-in-to-the-trail crews this May, using Japanese landscaping saws and loppers to liberate a fire-damaged historic trail. Training, tools, gear lists, tales of the trail, tired muscles, and the reward of a hikeable trail are included on all BWAC adventures.

Join BWAC at the Duluth Folk School to meet crew leaders, hear about a day in the life of a trail volunteer, and learn more about visiting this remote and beautiful trail in 2019. Co-sponsored by Frost River.
More info: https://www.boundarywaterstrails.org/
Trips listing: https://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-BWCA-Trails/

Presenter bio:
Martin Kubik is the founder of the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee, the Kekekabic Trail Club, and the 3M Club Outdoor Club. Martin was instrumental in saving the Kekekabic Trail in 1990 and again in 1999 after the Storm of the Century; and the Powwow Trail in 1993 and more recently after its devastation in the Pagami Creek Fire of 2011. He is an enthusiastic BWCAW volunteer organizer and outdoor skills mentor. Martin is recipient of several environmental awards, including from American Hiking Society and 3M Co. His other pursuits are photography and sewing camping gear.

Contact: Martin Kubik, wtrails2@yahoo.com 612-564-8279 cell


1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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