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REI Bloomington

750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States

January 2013

Environmental Issues & Priorities in the 2013 Minnesota Legislature

January 19, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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Environmental issues facing the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be discussed at an upcoming Issues Forum at REI, hosted by the Izaak Walton League – Minnesota Division and Bush Lake Chapter. Don Arnosti, Policy Director of Audubon Minnesota, will examine environmental issues the legislature may be facing in the coming session, and will discuss common issues and priorities for Minnesota’s Conservation Community. To pre-register - visit http://www.bushlakeikes.org

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April 2013

Voyageurs Day

April 6, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States

Tales and Tips: A Park Ranger's Guide to Exploring Voyageurs National Park 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mississippi National River Superintendent Paul Labovitz has worked in parks all over the globe, including Voyageurs where he continues to return with his wife and fishing pole. Come hear Paul's exciting stories and tips on how to experience this water-based park.  More Discovering Voyageurs' Wildlife 3:00-4:00 p.m. Richard Oehlenschlager, Minnesota Science Museum's Biology Collections Curator, will introduce you to the park's amazing mammals and birds. Oehlenschlager has…

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January 2014

A Snapshot of Energy Issues In Minnesota

January 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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Bill Droessler, Energy Program Director for the Izaak Walton League of America, will talk about Minnesota's energy issues.

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PolyMet SDEIS & Sulfide Mining in Northern Minnesota-The Economic & Ecological Impacts

January 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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Kathryn Hoffman, from the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy), will explore the scientific highlights of the PolyMet Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS). Jarritt Johnston, from Sustainable Ely, will present an economic critique of the UMD report on the economic impact of mining in NE Minnesota.

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May 2014

Minnesota & the Solar Energy Revolution

May 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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DiscussionThis discussion is presented and led by Bill Grant, the Deputy Commissioner of MN Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Grant develops and manages programs and policies in Energy Planning and Advocacy, Energy Facility Permitting, the State Energy Office, Energy Assistance, and others. Structure of the event:6:30 p.m. Social & Refreshments7:00 p.m. Presentation8:00 p.m. Q & A Go here for more information.   

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January 2015

BOUNDARY WATERS WILDERNESS: MORE PRECIOUS THAN COPPER

January 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of America's most important and popular wilderness areas. It is threatened by sulfide mining—a toxic, devastating mining practice never before used in Minnesota. Becky Rom of Save the Boundary Waters tells us how we can act now to protect the BWCA and stop sulfide mining in Minnesota. Sponsored by Save the Boundary Waters and Izaak Walton League-Minnesota Division. Socializing and snacks 6 pm, Presentation at 7pm

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October 2017

Siberian leopards, tigers, and more: Endangered Species Conservation in the Russian Far East

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
REI Bloomington, 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420 United States
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The southern fringe of the Russian Far East is a poorly-known region, and one of the most biologically rich temperate forest zones in the world. Northern species such as brown bears and Eurasian lynx overlap with subtropical species such as Amur tigers and Asiatic black bears. Jonathan Slaght, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, has spent more than twenty years working on conservation issues in the Russian Far East. He will provide an overview of the landscape and the species found…

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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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