Breaking News – April 17, 2013
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was just designated as one of American’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013 by American Rivers. BWCA Watershed Video
What’s up: American Rivers has named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness among American’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013 shining a national spotlight on a proposed copper-nickel mine that would release toxic waste into the South Kawishiwi River, threatening fish and wildlife, drinking water quality, and a world class recreation area.
View the complete press release here: American Rivers
View the Boundary Waters Fact Sheet from American Rivers here: BWCA
Highlight the American Rivers designation by paddling the South Kawishiwi River and joining friends at our new Boundary Waters headquarters on June 1, 2013 for the following events:
- River paddle begins at noon at Voyageurs Outward Bound School
- Ely celebration begins at 5:00 pm at 206 East Sheridan Street in Ely
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Urge President Obama, Congress, and Minnesota’s Governor Dayton to protect the Boundary Waters and oppose the massive Twin Metals Minnesota Mine.
Headquarters to Sustainable Ely to Open in Ely!
“Protecting clean water, healthy communities, and the Boundary Waters”
On June 1, 2013 Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness will have its Grand Opening of its headquarters for Sustainable Ely: Protecting clean water, healthy communities, and the Boundary Waters. The headquarters is located at 206 East Sheridan Street, in the heart of the Ely business district. Its Statement of Purpose is: To build and support a strong base of concerned citizens who will meet, inform, and inspire to action visitors to Ely and local residents; to engage in this work for the purpose of creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air, and forest landscape of the watersheds of the Kawishiwi River, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Lake Superior from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel, and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore. Our immediate focus will be to educate members of the public and inspire them to act in opposition to mining of copper, nickel, and other metals in sulfide-bearing ores in the Quetico-Superior ecosystem by supporting the permanent protection of the Boundary Waters watershed. See the NMW Spring Newsletter here: NWW Spring 2013
Additional Events of Interest:
June 1 – Celebrate the South Kawishiwi River. Paddlers meet at 2 pm at Voyageurs Outward Bound School (canoes provided); grand opening at 5 pm of Sustainable Ely Action Center, 206 E. Sheridan St., Ely
July 22 – Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator, Fond du Lac Environmental Program, to speak at VCC Auditorium on the impact of copper-nickel mining on the waters of the Fond du Lac Reservation
August 15 – Dave Chambers, Center for Science in Public Participation, to speak at VCC Auditorium on the environmental impacts of copper-nickel mining
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey