09/02–09/02/2017What A Metal Mine Means for the Menominee River
Explore a short stretch of this beautiful border river to better understand the implications of the proposed Back Forty metal mine (gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc) a Spanish doubloon’s throw from the river. Joining us will be Anahkwet (Guy Reiter) of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Guy and other tribal members will begin our trip with a ceremony and blessing to pay respect to the river. Guy and other speakers will talk about the mine and its potential impacts before we launch. We will paddle past the Back 40 location on this trip.
After the trip, we will join the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin for a free cookout where we will have an additional discussion about the mine proposal. The cookout will take place at the Wausaukee Evergreen Campground, which is also a nice place to stay overnight if you choose.
Where: We will put in the Menominee River below the White Rapids dam. Directions to the launch location will be sent after you register for this event.
A light lunch will be provided before the launch. The free cookout after the paddle is optional. It will begin at 5:00pm. Please bring your own boat, personal floatation device and other paddling necessities.
$10 per person.
Advance registration required.
Cancellation Policy: We would be happy to refund your registration fee if you need to cancel up to 72 hours before the event. If you cancel within 72 hours, we are unable to refund the fee, but we will consider it a donation to the River Alliance and send you a receipt so it is tax deductible. If River Alliance cancels the event, you will receive a full refund. (Of course, if you want to make that payment a donation, we'd happily accept it.)