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Wilderness Project #1 - Little Isabella River Boardwalk


  • Tofte Ranger Station 7355 Minnesota 61 Tofte, MN, 55615 United States (map)
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Photo by L. Raudabaugh

Difficulty Rating: Moderate**

Ranger District: Tofte

Project Description: Explore the rivers of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on this volunteer adventure! Volunteers will work together to repair and replace a boardwalk on the Little Isabella River and venture to nearby portages to assist with clearing activities.

Volunteers will meet at the Tofte Ranger Station for an orientation and to divide up gear before carpooling to the Island River entry point. The group will paddle and portage approximately 3 hours to set up a base camp on the Isabella River. Each day volunteers will travel from camp to the portage to complete boardwalk construction.

Meeting Location and Time: Tofte Ranger Station 6/27 @ 8:00 am

Fees: There is a $75 registration fee for all participants ($30 for students). This fee is refundable up to three weeks prior to the project.

RSVP: Space is limited to 6 volunteers (4 of 6 spots available). Fill out an interest form here. Registration deadline - June 14th.

More Details: The Northwoods Volunteer Connection provides some equipment for this project, see the Resources tab for more details including packing lists. Volunteers will be reimbursed $25 per day for the cost of food. Individuals may choose to bring their own food or to order food for the trip through a local outfitter. Volunteers are encouraged to bring mud boots on this project.

**Please note that canoe experience is preferred for this project.