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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).
Migratory Bird Treaty Under Threat
 -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.
Stop a sweetheart deal public land deal for PolyMet mining – Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

https://www.mepartnership.org/get-involved/take-action/action-alert-system/?tdburl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.congressweb.com%2FMEP%2F114#/114/

Click here and sign up to attend the public meeting : in Virginia the evening of July 25 to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore copper mining.

The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are hosting an official public meeting on Tuesday, July 25, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia High School auditorium.

– May 17, 2017:  The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund  Appropriations Bill:  Letter from the Minnesota Environmental Partnership regarding HF 1265 – May 11, 2017
– Comments were due by October 16,2017:

Two more draft permits released from MN DNR for proposed PolyMet Mine – Comments and call to action from Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

– Minnesota Environmental Partnership: Legislative Wrap-Up 2017:  MEP Legislative Wrap-Up 2017
– Dec 23 – Trump Reverses Boundary Waters Protections
Information at Save the Boundary Waters
-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/

Resolution forms:
• Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party:
https://www.dfl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Resolution-Form.pdf

• Republican Party: http://www.mncatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/GOP-2018_Resolutions-Form-.pdf

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.

-Events and News at Minnesota Environmental Partnership 
– 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.

202 224-3244-Klobuchar    

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3115/text?r=47

Nolan presses PolyMet land exchange in legislation:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4292470-nolan-presses-polymet-land-exchange-legislation

Sulfide Mining – Long awaited employment study shows that sulfide mining in the Boundary Waters watershed would likely reduce employment and stability in the area.
“Protect right for PolyMet hearing”
Call to action from the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Keep Minnesota Green
What’s up with the Boundary Waters:  Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness