You can call the Governor 800-657-3717 and your state legislators and let them know your concerns and your support for their work to protect the environment. Contact information for your state legislator: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/districtfinder
Current Issues and Actions
Tell elected officials in your county and municipality to keep birds safe from free-roaming cats by passing laws that encourage safe pet ownership.
January 2018: A Statement of Concern and Opposition to the Proposed Lower Spirit Mountain Riverfront Park Site Plan (aka: Kayak Bay/Tallas Island Launch Site Plan).
-Jan 18 2018 – Read the American Bird Conservancy’s article posted on the BirdWatching website, follow the links for more information, then decide if you want to sign the American Bird Conservancy’s petition opposing changes to the Migratory Bird Treat Act.
Sulfide Mining – Long awaited employment study shows that sulfide mining in the Boundary Waters watershed would likely reduce employment and stability in the area.
-An opportunity to fight Climate Change: Minnesota’s precinct caucuses Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Find your caucus location: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
• Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party:
Sample Resolutions related to Climate Change which you may use or adapt. Or write your own! There are many online; research and reading them is both educational and inspiring. Some are even all ready to submit, on completed resolution forms.
– Dec 23 – Trump Reverses Boundary Waters Protections
Information at Save the Boundary Waters
– Minnesota Environmental Partnership: Legislative Wrap-Up 2017: MEP Legislative Wrap-Up 2017
– May 17, 2017: The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill: Letter from the Minnesota Environmental Partnership regarding HF 1265 – May 11, 2017
Two more draft permits released from MN DNR for proposed PolyMet Mine – Comments and call to action from Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
– Nolan and land sales for PolyMet:
Call Senator Amy Klobuchar, let her know you do not approve of them signing on to Nolan’s bill requiring the Forest Service to sell 6650 Acres Superior National Forest Land at bargain basement prices to facilitate Polymet, and cutting off any protective action by the courts.