Relive the excitement of Dave and Amy Freeman’s Year in the Wilderness in this stunning short film that follows their year spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Bear Witness shares Dave and Amy’s experiences in all seasons and how the Freemans dedicated themselves to this expedition in an effort to raise awareness about the threats to the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. More information at www.SavetheBoundaryWaters.org/BearWitness
Paddle to DC
Shortly after being named 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the year, Minnesota wilderness guides Amy and Dave Freeman set off to canoe and sail 2,000 miles from Ely, Minnesota to Washington, D.C. on a quest to save the Boundary Waters from the threat of sulfide-ore mining. If built, these mines would leach sulfuric acid and heavy metals that would flow directly into our nation¹s most cherished and iconic wilderness area for centuries into the future. This short film by Nate Ptacek with funding from Patagonia follows their journey.
Inspiring a New Generation of Adventurers (By National Geographic)
Adventurers of the Year and educators Amy and Dave Freeman paddled, dogsledded, and hiked 11,647 miles across North America while 85,000 students helped shape their course. Here’s their story.