Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Is Under Threat
The canoe wilderness on our northern border is a special place for many Westminster members. Our kids and grandkids head north with paddle and packsack, while many of us New Old Adventurers still recreate and renew our relationships with God in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). April’s New Old Adventure will feature Westminster member Steve Snyder, who will present by Zoom on threats to our favorite wilderness posed by pollution from proposed copper mines within the BWCA watershed.
Steve knows this area well. He put himself through college working as a BWCA guide and has traveled the canoe country every year for 60 years. He helped pass the 1978 Boundary Waters Wilderness Act and assembled the legal team that defended that Act all the way to the Supreme Court. Now he devotes his efforts to fighting against copper mining proposals that risk permanently polluting our BWCA. Steve will explain the nature of those threats and will tell us what we can do to help out. Contact Rachel Sheild for Zoom information to join the conversation.