I just watched this video on sulfide mining: http://www.preciouswaters.org/ . There is already an exploratory drill on Birch Lake?! The water flows into Birch Lake from the Kawishiwi River and out again as the Kawishiwi River and back into the Boundary Waters? Sulfuric Acid from sulfide mining lowers the PH in water and kills all living organisms? How is this happening and why are we tolerating it? I hope everyone watches. Then let's start some noise on Facebook and in any other ways we can. Surely if we can come together en masse around American Idol or Downton Abbey, we can pay it forward by blowing a few whistles about sulfide mining and its consequent ruin of the soul of Minnesota: our wilderness!
Jean Miriam Larson is a poet and writer who adores being close to the water of any northern Minnesota lake.