Protecting the Boundary Waters

Photo by Dave Freeman.

Photo by Dave Freeman.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Four short films will tell personal stories of youth and their life-shaping experiences in the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota. The youth have gone on to advocate for permanent protection of this treasured wilderness area. Sulfide-ore copper mining has been proposed by Twin Metals (a Minnesota company owned by Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta) less than a mile from the Boundary Waters. The U.S. Forest Service denied mining leases held by Twin Metals due to the extreme environmental risks they posed to the Boundary Waters. Following the lease denial, the Forest Service began a two-year environmental review to determine if sulfide-ore copper mining should be banned in the Boundary Waters watershed.

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. [Lake County]
Warren Township High School
34090 Almond Rd.
Blackbox Theater, Gurnee

After the film, participate in Q&A, and learn about potential action opportunities, with filmmakers Joseph Goldstein of “When a Wish becomes a Mission (live Q&A), Julia Ruelle of “Parent-Free BWCA!" (Boundary Waters Canoe Area - for video Q&A), and Dave and Amy Freeman of “Bear Witness: A Year in the Boundary Waters” (video Q&A). Facilitator: Environmental Science Students from Warren Township High School. Also engage with action and project ideas through local Action Partners.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

Lead subject  Joseph Goldstein  of “When a Wish Becomes a Mission.”

Lead subject Joseph Goldstein of “When a Wish Becomes a Mission.”

Lead subject  Julia Ruelle  of “Parent-Free BWCA!”

Lead subject Julia Ruelle of “Parent-Free BWCA!”

Dave  and  Amy Freeman  of “Bear Witness: A Year in the Boundary Waters.”

Dave and Amy Freeman of “Bear Witness: A Year in the Boundary Waters.”