Defend the Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a 1.1 million-acre wilderness in northern Minnesota and America’s most visited wilderness, attracting over 250,000 people annually. But the area is threatened by a proposed sulfide-ore mining operation within its watershed, less than a mile from the wilderness edge.

Defend the Boundary Waters

The campaign to protect the Boundary Waters, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, is creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Say No to Sulfide Ore Mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Watershed — Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness

 from Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Say No to Sulfide Ore Mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Watershed

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness

Tell elected officials to ban sulfide-ore copper mining on National Forest lands in the watershed of the Boundary Waters for 20 years.

Clean up the Tulsequah Chief Mine — Rivers Without Borders, a Project of the Tides Center

 from Rivers Without Borders, a Project of the Tides Center

Port Townsend, WA, United States

Clean up the Tulsequah Chief Mine

Rivers Without Borders, a Project of the Tides Center

For more than six decades acidic wastewater has been flowing from the abandoned Tulsequah Chief mine into the Tulsequah River in the Taku watershed in southeast Alaska and northwest British Columbia.


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