Bong Historical Center to offer free Boundary Waters trip for 7 Northland veterans

Applications are due by May 31.

Veterans can apply now for the chance to win a free Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness canoe camping trip this summer.
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SUPERIOR — The Richard I. Bong Historical Center is again offering an all-expenses-paid canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for seven Northland veterans.

This year’s trip is July 11-17. Four of those days will be spent in the BWCAW. The trip includes two nights at Veterans on the Lake Resort in Ely.

The trip, fully outfitted by Canadian Waters Outfitting, includes canoes, packs, food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and more. Attendees will have to provide clothing, fishing gear and a fishing license. Transportation will be provided from Superior to Ely and back.

Download the application at and return it by email to . Applications are due by May 31. Selection is based largely on the essay portion of the application.

For more information, contact John Gidley at 715-392-7151 or .


There is still much to learn about the feds’ attack on Minnesota mining and Minnesota’s permitting process (“Forest Service: Copper-nickel mining poses threat to Boundary Waters,” June 23).
The study will inform the federal government on whether to place a 20-year ban on that type of mining in the watershed.
From the column: "Championing (a) foreign mining conglomerate gives Stauber political cover to sit on his hands and act against workers when it really counts."

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at
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