Protecting the Boundary Waters

Photo by Dave Freeman.

Photo by Dave Freeman.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Five short, 6-minute films will tell the stories of environmental advocates, pushing for permanent protection of the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. 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, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. [Lake County]
Warren Township High School, 34090 Almond Rd.
Blackbox Theater, Gurnee

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.