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See yourself on a Wilderness Trail in 2019--Help Open the Powwow Loop with BWAC

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

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 REI Bloomington flagship store 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.

How to find us

REI community room, enter through the sock department