Minnesota’s Waters Threatened by Toxic Sulfide Ore Mining

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Date(s) - Sat Jan 16, 2021
1:00 pm

Hosted by Midwest SOARRING Foundation

Midwest SOARRING Foundation invites you to attend an online zoom presentation given by Don Arnosti, Conservation Leader and Board Member of Water Legacy, an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization founded in 2009 to protect Minnesota waters and the communities that rely on them, particularly from sulfide mining pollution. Don is a talented and informative speaker you won’t want to miss.

Arnosti’s talk will cover the threat of sulfide ore mining to four major watersheds in northern Minnesota. This will include impacts to fish, wild rice, and the people who depend on them. Major international mining companies have targeted the region for development, with the cooperation of state regulatory agencies which have executed a shocking list of illegal and immoral actions to facilitate this development. Native peoples, Water Legacy, and many other organizations have (thus far) successfully fought to protect the water and peoples from this toxic form of mining.

Don Arnosti is a Minnesota conservation leader working over the years as a Policy Director and Executive Director for the National Audubon Society, the Izaak Walton League, Clean Water Action and several other local groups. He’s been involved in protecting Minnesota’s resources from the threats of sulfide mining since the 1980’s, when he led the environmental team participating in a state and industry-sponsored Mining Simulation Study. Presently, he is an environmental consultant, and serves on the Board of Water Legacy, a non-profit focused on using litigation and organizing to protect Minnesota’s waters from the toxic threat of sulfide mining.

To be included in the meeting you must register by clicking on the “Register” link below or by going to https://www.midwestsoarring.org/php/eventreg.php. You will receive specific information on how to join the meeting several days prior to January 16th. Attendance will be limited to first 100 registrants.

SOARRING Zoom presentations are free of charge. To offset our expenses, please consider a donation. You can donate to Midwest SOARRING Foundation and/or Water Legacy.

For more information on Midwest SOARRING Foundation, visit our website at: www.midwestsoarring.org