W.J. McCabe Chapter

Next Monthly Presentation - Wednesday, Oct 3, 7pm

Please check back later for details.

Our monthly presentations are at Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Road, Duluth, on the 2nd floor of the Administration and Student Services, building "S." They are the 1st Wednesday of the month, Sep-May, 7pm.

Mining Tour to Duluth and Ely

Join us for a tour of Duluth and Ely to examine the complex issue of sulfide-ore copper mining (https://mailchi.mp/4cc65639ea4f/mining-tour-to-duluth-and-ely?e=77aa466dee)

WHEN: Tuesday, September 25th 8 AM - 8 PM

WHERE: Meet at Natural Resource Research Institute (NRRI) at 8 AM SHARP
5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth

From there we will carpool through the Iron Range to Ely and will be back to Duluth around 8 PM.

WHAT: Interested in learning more about proposed sulfide-ore copper mining in NE Minnesota? Want to hear from locals, see the proposed mine sites, and better understand the complex landscape of the issue?
- Tour NRRI to hear from experts on sulfide mitigation techniques and research.
- Travel through Minnesota's Iron Range to Ely where we will hear from the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters staff member, Levi Lexvold on sulfide-ore copper mining in the BWCAW watershed. 
- Tour test drilling sites, talk about the impact of taconite mining and historical perspectives
- Visit with the local organization Voyageur Outward Bound School to hear about the economics of the issue and importance of place.

Dress to be outside and walking. Bring water and prepare for the weather. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Piper at piper@minnesotaikes.org

Let her know:
- Where you're coming from
- If you'd like to carpool from St. Paul or Duluth
- If you have any dietary restrictions

This event is free and open to the public.


Here's the spring issue from the Minnesota State Izaak Walton League.

Conservation Currents

The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota. We take a common-sense approach towards protecting our country's natural heritage and work to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.