Posts tagged ‘Mississippi River’

April 15, 2017

Picnic

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May 14, 2016

Lake Saganaga

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The deepest and largest lake in Minnesota’s BWCA, Lake Saganaga, lies on the Canadian border and is protected by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota, Quetico Provincial Park and Verendrye Provincial Park in Ontario.  At a depth of 280 feet with a surface area of 13,832 acres, this lake lies in Cook County of the Rainy River Watershed and the Hudson Bay Drainage Basin.

The highly sensitive environments of both this drainage basin in the watershed of the Rainy River and the Lake Superior Drainage basin in the watershed of the St Louis River are under threat of copper mining. Deposits lie along the boundary of the BWCA and in the area of Babbitt where Polymet proposes its NorthMet Project (copper mine).

Exploratory drill sites are already in operation along the southern boundary of the BWCA, in Birch Lake, and surrounding Birch Lake and the Kawishiwi River.  These waterways are part of the Rainy River Watershed and share their waters with the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area.

For more information:

http://www.friends-bwca.org/issues/sulfide-mining/

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March 26, 2016

Pillsbury’s Best

One of the historic old buildings in what was the flour district in Minneapolis on the Mississippi River …

 

Beside a water tower located in St Anthony Main

Beside a water tower located in St Anthony Main

July 5, 2014

Defenders of our Wilderness

Wolves in Minnesota stand at the forefront of our wilderness, a wilderness that is increasingly under stress from development.  That development includes unsustainable practices of mining ore and delivering crude underground in pipes through the heart of our aquifers in this state.

Wolves, in fact, create a healthier more viable world by gleaning old and diseased animals from the stock of deer, moose and other prey.  As hunters’ traps are set out, how many domestic animals will be killed again this coming hunt.

These creatures are an apex preditor and, therefore, not like any other fur-bearing animal – rabbit, fox, beaver …. and yet the Minnesota legislature decided to list them as small game, refusing, as well to stand by the promise of a five-year hunting moratorium until numbers and viability of wolf populations in this state could be determined.

Please take a look at the marvelous video at kickstarter.com projects 645287247 medicine of the wolf and link below:

http://www.howlingforwolves.org/TakeAction

Trophy hunting and the destruction of a treasure like this should be haulted and our priorities reconsidered as we all stand at a crossroads.  What will we choose?