Paddle to DC Blog

Check out this Columbia Student’s take on the Paddle to DC! Here it is.  “The Freemans, along with thousands in Minnesota and around the country, are calling on politicians to pass legislation to protect the Boundary Waters and protect the beautiful wilderness and the communities that live nearby, as well as the 18,000 people who […]

With each town we passed through, we met local groups working toward a better environment. Each community was plagued by an environmental fight, to avoid a superfund site, to better their rivers, or even to discuss controversial proposed sulfide-ore mining for copper in their region. Wisconsin and Michigan both have past, or in Michigan’s case, […]

Here is what you have all been waiting for. The REAL story from the support crew. Your exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Paddle to DC.  As the Paddle to DC support team, I traveled with Dave and Amy for the past 100 days. My journey was more like a road trip. A road trip at the […]

On a rainy day in late August my wife Amy and I climbed into our canoe and paddled away from the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Northern Minnesota. About 50 people came out to paddle the first mile of the Kawishiwi River with us as we followed the path of pollution from the proposed Twin […]

Join us in welcoming Dave and Amy back to Minnesota! Dave and Amy will be at two events, one in the Twin Cities, and another in Ely. Meet the Adventurers that paddled 2,000 miles for 100 days to raise awareness of threats to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota. We hope you can make it! […]

Portaging to Washington DC from David Freeman on Vimeo. We spent most of the day portaging along 214, which slowly grew from a two lane road into a 6 lane divided highway. We portaged close to 15 miles and we are less than 10 miles from where we will launch our canoe and paddle into […]

The sun was shining when we work up Thanksgiving morning, and we were so thankful to see a clear, blue sky. We spent several hours wheeling past farm fields and patches of forest. A flock of tundra swans flew overhead and geese searched for food in the fields. Around noon we reached the Chester River, […]