Protecting Rivers & Your Clean Water
Such is the mood and the temperament of the Kawishiwi River winding its way thru the heart of America's canoe wilderness, the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. How could a wilderness river be threatened when it has survived so pure for twelve thousand years since its birth under glacial ice?Read more »
Should the University of Alabama decide to lease or sell land and mineral rights at Shepherd Bend, the proposed coal mine on the Black Warrior River would diminish quality of life for communities along the river, impact drinking water quality, and increase water treatment costs for hundreds of thousands of people in Birmingham.Read more »
Kudos to the City of San Diego who seems to be ready to rise to the challenge of restoring balance to its water usage and the realities of an over stretched and dwindling supply.
The San Diego City Council approved new water purification plans intended to produce up to 40 percent of the city’s current water usage.Read more »
I live in a suburb of Washington, D.C., where strip malls are the norm. It gives me great peace of mind to know that places like Bristol Bay (including the Kvichack and Nushagak Rivers and their tributaries) exist. Even if I never see it in person, I can picture in my head the wild free-flowing rivers with their abundant runs of salmon, Arctic char, rainbow trout, dolly varden, and grayling.Read more »
My wife, Pat, and I stopped by the South Kawishiwi River last week. The river current is starting to take out the ice in the narrows, and in a few days we'll have a canoe in the water again.
We see evidence of exploratory drilling for copper-nickel mines, but spring load limits are on some of the roads so we won't see the big rigs moving for a few days. So far, the drilling has confirmed that the Duluth Complex is a low grade ore body in a high grade environment— Superior National Forest.
The resort lies across the river from the Twin Metals sulfide metal mining exploration area, which caused the Boundary Waters to be declared one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013. Visitors do not come here to listen to the drone of drills and heavy equipment going on across the lake in an area considered “ground zero” for sulfide mining exploration.Read more »
Plover is a quiet, beautiful town of about 12,000 people that was a great place to grow up as a kid. I remember swimming, canoeing, and exploring the wildlife of the Little Plover River during the endless days of summer vacations. In the 1980's, when I was 12 years old, everything seemed perfect. The A-Team was on television, the movie Top Gun had just been released, and I got to roast marshmallows down by the river on the weekends, listening to the frogs “ribbit” in the dark as my sister and I made s’mores.Read more »