When water and air mixes with the waste from iron mining, rust is produced. BUT when the same process happens with sulfide mining, sulfuric acid is created. This acid dissolves rock and leaches out toxic heavy metals and it is referred to as “Acid Mine Drainage” #savethebwca#waterpollution#redwater#actnow#stopthemining
Last Thursday I had a beautiful, fall ride to @northerncoffeeworks for a @benweavermusic show to benefit the Boundary Waters! I only took this one shot because I was too busy being inspired by the eloquent and powerful words of Ben Weaver. The Boundary Waters are irreplaceable and the health of that area is a complicated issue.
Please reach out to @savethebwca and @sportsmenbwca for more information and volunteer opportunities.
I'm a s l o w person. I enjoy life most when I can sink into each moment--being fully present, attuned to its offerings and meaning. Rushing and busyness throw me off balance, leaving me cranky and exhausted. This weekend I'm pushing through one last out-of-town trip (for the happiest of occasions--a best friend's wedding!) to end a four month stressful blur of going-going-goings. This season, rather than dreading the growing darkness I've welcomed the waning daylight as a harbinger of slower days ahead. #cantwaitforcozy#butfornowpartypants
Come join me at @northerncoffeeworks tonight for some @benweavermusic and bbq popcorn, and @ablebrewery and @rubyroasters beer 6pm-9pm $20 gets you in with snacks, a beverage of your choosing and helps support @sportsmenbwca #savethebwca
Yesterday, Rep. Tom Emmer officially introduced a terrible bill that singles out Minnesota as being unworthy of the fundamental environmental protections afforded to the rest of the country and directly puts our public lands at risk. This unprecedented bill would eliminate at least 5 bedrock conservation laws that have been in place for nearly 50 years, overturn the will of Minnesotans and allow a foreign mining company with a terrible history of environmental violations to build dangerous sulfide-ore copper mines on the edge of the Boundary Waters watershed.
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TONIGHT! @benweavermusic will be strumming, plucking, and singing in support of our quiet places. Come by and enjoy a @rubyroasters infused @ablebrewery Super Giant and some house made snacks. $20 gets you in the door, a wooden nickel for any beverage of your choosing, and grazing rights to some delicious nosh, plus your $ will help support @sportsmenbwca continued fight to protect the Boundary Waters. #savethebwca
Bobby here for #dayofthegirl . Rowan and I have a special connection. When I'm done from work she crawls as fast as she can to me and if I don't scoop her up right away she cries her eyes out. When nothing else can soothe her, usually just carrying her in my arms calms her. I'm excited to help her grow and learn about all things in the years to come.
One of the biggest influences of my life has been the Boy Scouts. Not only did the program instill my love of nature and teach me the skills I use every day to lead at work and every weekend to keep my family safe hiking and camping. But, it also connected me with the best friends anyone could ever know, and it also introduced me to my wonderful wife. We met while working at Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Wisconsin. Simply put, without the Scouts, Jack and Rowan wouldn't even be here.
That's why I was so excited to hear today that the Scouts will be allowing girls to join their younger kid program the Cub Scouts starting next year. They'll also be putting together a way for women to earn the rank of Eagle Scout so Rowan can have the same opportunities I had.
Loons at 5pm tomorrow!
LoonFest tomorrow 10/7!! Stickers are as waterproof as this indoor event!!! @modistbrewing 2-10pm... and support @savethebwca !
@kingfishcrow @oneukulele @flatwatermississippi @loonsintheattic @goforretro 🖍: @garymightwander
Canoeing the southern border of Canada. Care about these pure nature experiences? Support @sportsmenbwca and @backcountryhunters, groups concerned with maintaining these sites for generations to come. Thank you to Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters for making this trip possible. #savethebwca#bwca#publiclandowner#boundarywaters
A couple of new, river-related prints of mine were included in a printmaking exhibition at St Mary’s University called One Foot in the River. I will have some prints of these available for purchase soon. All proceeds from the sale of these prints will be donated to @savethebwca.
One of the things I love most about being an avid adventurer is the outdoor community. This is such a remarkable group of people who inspire me to do more, explore farther, push my boundaries, and help to build my confidence.
We had such a wonderful evening out supporting @socexpedition
We are privileged to call the co-founder, Alyce, of this non-profit our friend. She blows me away with her positivity and bravery as she sets out to make the outdoors a more inclusive space.
So glad we got to explore together this summer and can’t wait to explore more with you, Alyce!!