Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
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||Sam Chadwick is the Associate Director of Save the Boundary Waters and Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness. Maddie Fahnline is the Northeast Regional Organizer. Sam has helped coordinate many Boundary Waters “Adventure Advocacy” projects & films since Amy & Dave Freeemans’ Paddle to DC in 2014 - including cross-country bike tours, the Freemans’ Year in the Wilderness, Alex Falconer’s ultra-run Boundary Waters Traverse, and Patagonia’s A Northern Light with Riverhorse Nakadate. Sam works with many organizations and businesses to showcase the beauty of this Wilderness through creative media. Maddie is an experienced Boundary Waters guide and youth group leader and volunteers with the local Search and Rescue organization. Maddie runs Save the Boundary Waters’ Ely Headquarters and organizes folks across northern Minnesota. Come hear stories and explore how creative media projects play an important role in conservation!
Maddie Fahnline & Sam Chadwick, Madelyn Fahnline
The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters Presents a deep-dive into the usage of film and photography displaying the beauty of canoe country and how to document Adventure Advocacy endeavors in wild places. Their Adventure Advocacy program has brought the fight to protect the Boundary Waters to a national stage, thanks to the filmmakers and photographers behind the camera who documented these adventures. Alex Falconer's record setting "Boundary Waters Traverse' and Dave and Amy's "Year in the Wilderness" brought greater light to the importance of Protecting the Boundary Waters and Quetico Superior Ecosystem, while documenting incredible feats all in the name of Wilderness. Alex Falconer will discuss his work as a photographer and professional athlete, as well as how other adventurers can document and to advocate for Public Land protection. The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters will also give a general update on our work to protect the BWCAW.