Isabella Sutherland’s blog

My name is Isabella Sutherland, and I am an 18 year old from Duluth, MN. I have been taking trips to the Boundary Waters since I was under one year old, when my parents began taking me camping with them. Growing up here, it became my second home, my favorite place in...

Wilderness Healing

For as long as I can remember, I have gone up to a camp on the edge of the Boundary Waters called Camp Du Nord. All of my greatest memories have come from the weeks I spent on Burntside Lake, from learning how to swim, to doing my first portage carrying a canoe. I...

DC June 2018

What follows is a joint blog from  Kids4BW Board Members, Callie Stolar and Julia Ruelle, detailing their first advocacy trip to Washington D.C. in June, 2018, when they helped officially launch Kids For The Boundary Waters and spoke with numerous elected and...

My First Boundary Waters Trip

It was a dark and stormy night. Black clouds hung ominously in the sky. The wind howled like a pack of wolves moving in for the kill. Thunder rumbled through the night in great rolling waves. A great flash of lightning split the sky in twain… and my flight was delayed...

Sometimes You Need A Little Hubris

Last month I travelled to Washington, D.C. to help honor television personalities Jack Steward and Colton Smith. They were receiving an award from NPCA for their inspiring show, “Rock the Park,” and I was thrilled to be there to honor my friends at the NPCA’s annual...

Diagversary

Nine years ago my parents took my brother and me to the Boundary Waters for the first time. For me, it was like coming home. I fell in love, and, as I was recently reminded, I sobbed when it was time to leave. Since then, the BWCA has become “my place” – that space in...