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Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

http://www.friends-bwca.org/

October 2012

Precious Waters: Minnesota’s Sulfide Mining Controversy

October 4, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saint Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Circle
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This short film examines the sulfide mining industry’s history and threats new mines pose to NE Minnesota lakes, rivers and streams, as told by citizens, scientists and activists. Join Friends of the BWCA Executive Director Paul Danicic for discussion following the film. More

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February 2013

Watersheds: Clean Water, Wild Places, and Healthy Communities, 2013 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

February 19, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Macalester College, Olin Hall, Room 350, 1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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Lecturer - Tim BristolThe Sigurd Olson Lecture Series has brought visionary conservationists to speak in Minnesota each spring since the 1982 death of writer, naturalist and wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson.  Each year, the lectures highlight current natural resource issues by national conservation leaders. All lectures are free and open to the public. This year’s lecturer, Tim Bristol, will talk about conservation work in the Tongass National Forest, where revisions to the forest management plan, the roadless rule, and other…

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Watersheds: Clean Water, Wild Places, and Healthy Communities, 2013 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

February 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lecturer - Tim BristolThe Sigurd Olson Lecture Series has brought visionary conservationists to speak in Minnesota each spring since the 1982 death of writer, naturalist and wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson.  Each year, the lectures highlight current natural resource issues by national conservation leaders. All lectures are free and open to the public. This year’s lecturer, Tim Bristol, will talk about conservation work in the Tongass National Forest, where revisions to the forest management plan, the roadless rule, and other…

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Watersheds: Clean Water, Wild Places, and Healthy Communities, 2013 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

February 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kirby Student Center Ballroom, 1120 Kirby Dr
Duluth, MN 55812 United States
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Lecturer - Tim BristolThe Sigurd Olson Lecture Series has brought visionary conservationists to speak in Minnesota each spring since the 1982 death of writer, naturalist and wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson.  Each year, the lectures highlight current natural resource issues by national conservation leaders. All lectures are free and open to the public. This year’s lecturer, Tim Bristol, will talk about conservation work in the Tongass National Forest, where revisions to the forest management plan, the roadless rule, and other…

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Watersheds: Clean Water, Wild Places, and Healthy Communities, 2013 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

February 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecturer - Tim BristolThe Sigurd Olson Lecture Series has brought visionary conservationists to speak in Minnesota each spring since the 1982 death of writer, naturalist and wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson.  Each year, the lectures highlight current natural resource issues by national conservation leaders. All lectures are free and open to the public.   This year’s lecturer, Tim Bristol, will talk about conservation work in the Tongass National Forest, where revisions to the forest management plan, the roadless rule, and…

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Watersheds: Clean Water, Wild Places, and Healthy Communities, 2013 Sigurd Olson Lecture Series

February 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave
Ashland, WI 54806 United States
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Lecturer - Tim Bristol The Sigurd Olson Lecture Series has brought visionary conservationists to speak in Minnesota each spring since the 1982 death of writer, naturalist and wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson.  Each year, the lectures highlight current natural resource issues by national conservation leaders. All lectures are free and open to the public. This year’s lecturer, Tim Bristol, will talk about conservation work in the Tongass National Forest, where revisions to the forest management plan, the roadless rule, and…

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March 2015

Protecting Sacred & Precious Places: Copper Mining in Arizona & Minnesota

March 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Join Northern Sun Merchandising and Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness for an evening of conversation about how to protect sacred and precious places from the threat posed by copper mining proposals. We’ll hear from Roger Featherstone, Director of the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition about the fight to protect Oak Flat in Arizona from the proposed Resolution copper mine. Aaron Klemz from Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness will update folks about the PolyMet and Twin Metals sulfide mine proposals in…

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July 2016

Training for Duluth Hearing on Twin Metals

July 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Evergreen Community Center, 5830 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN United States
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Join us for an organizing meeting to get ready for the July 13th public input session on Twin Metals' mineral leases next to the Boundary Waters! We'll get you up to speed on the procedure if you want to testify, let you know about pre-hearing and post-hearing events, fill you in on volunteer opportunities at the hearing, and practice some public speaking essentials for the hearing. This is a free event and will be held at the Evergreen Community Center…

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Have Your Say: Twin Metals Hearing

July 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DECC – Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, 350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN United States
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Join the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness to say "No Twin Metals, protect the BWCA."This public hearing is part of a input period on the Twin Metals sulfide mine proposal. Twin Metals seeks to renew two expired federal mineral leases for another 10 years. These leases are on the edge of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Join us to show the Forest Service how many folks think a polluting sulfide mine cannot be located next to the BWCA!Please RSVP at…

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September 2016

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Minneapolis

September 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Varsity Theater, 1308 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$8 – $15

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is proud to host our second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. As part of one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival highlights films that inspire adventure and serve as a catalyst to protect wild landscapes. Come, get inspired, and help support the Friends’ work to protect our own Boundary Waters Wilderness. Doors open at 6:30 PM, films begin at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets…

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Duluth

September 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$8 – $15

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is proud to host our second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community in Duluth. As part of one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival highlights films that inspire adventure and serve as a catalyst to protect wild landscapes. Come, get inspired, and help support the Friends’ work to protect our own Boundary Waters Wilderness. Doors open at 6:30 PM, films…

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September 2017

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: Duluth

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Clyde Iron Works, 2920 West Michigan St.
Duluh, MN United States
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$12

The SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival, hosted by Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, highlights films that encourage adventure and serve as catalysts to protect wild landscapes. From Bangladesh to Utah, this year’s films feature mountain climbers, backcountry backpackers, community organizers, conservationists, and photographers exploring and protecting some of our world’s most incredible places. Tickets are $12 ($8 for students) and include a screening of seven films and a raffle for prizes. Beer, wine, and snacks will also be available for purchase.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., films begin at 7:00 p.m.

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February 2018

Public Meetings on PolyMet Draft Permits – Aurora

February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mesabi East High School, 601 N 1st St W
Aurora, MN 55705 United States
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are hosting two public meetings to accept public comments on draft permits for the proposed PolyMet mine. Join Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and other clean water advocates on February 7 and February 8 to make your voice heard. RSVP: AURORA, MINNESOTA – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 » Mesabi East (Aurora-Hoyt) High School 601 N 1st St W, Aurora, MN 55705 4:00-9:00 p.m.  Open house 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Public comment…

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Public Meetings on PolyMet Draft Permit – Duluth

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 9:00 pm
DECC – Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, 350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN United States
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are hosting two public meetings to accept public comments on draft permits for the proposed PolyMet mine. Join Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and other clean water advocates on February 7 and February 8 to make your voice heard. RSVP: DULUTH, MINNESOTA – THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 8, 2018 » DECC – Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802 1:00-9:00 p.m.  Open house 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Public comment forum…

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April 2019

Boundary Waters Day at REI

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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If you’re thinking about going to the Boundary Waters for the first time or the 63rd time, you don’t want to miss this event. Experts will be at stations throughout the store to share secrets, talk about route planning, canoe selection, menu preparation and much more. So come and enjoy caffeinated hot chocolate, talk to forest rangers, swap stories with seasoned travelers, and get inspired for your next journey north!

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Why is the Boundary Waters so controversial?

April 27 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454 United States
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Join Friends at Midwest Mountaineering's Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo, for a presentation on the long fight that led to the creation of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. While many know about the current fight over copper mining, many don’t realize the BWCA has been the scene for many conservation battles over the last century. Pete Marshall from Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness will take you back to some of the earlier battles over dams, logging, flights, motors, and…

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