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Opinion Columnist Al Gedicks in the LaCrosse Tribune

LaCrosse Tribune May 30th -  Climate change threatens Wisconsin’s dams, by Al Gedicks.  May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources notes that this day was established to commemorate the 2,200 people who died in the 1889 South Fork Dam failure near Johnston, Pennsylvania.

Echo Valley Farm Bakery opening up!

Opening for the 2021 season! The bakery will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm through October. Enjoy the bread, cookies, scones, pie, granola bars, coffee, tea and so much more...See you soon! E14604 Cty Rd F, Ontario, WI 

April, May, June 2021 Newsletters of WNPJ member groups

 

Madison Rafah Sister City Project - Madison has window/yard signs available!

If you are interested in getting a sign, please contact: rafahsistercity@yahoo.com

Eye on the Environment! Al Gedick's Video on Dam Safety in WI, MI, Brazil and the Back Forty

This 5 minute video discusses dam safety from western Wisconsin to Michigan, Brazil and the proposed Back Forty tailings dam next to the Menominee River.       

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M089bmle35o   

DNR Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Non-Metallic Mine Reclamation Plan Guidance by May 28th

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it is seeking public comment on its proposed Non-Metallic Mine Reclamation Plan Guidance.

The DNR created this guide to aid local and county governments and mine operators across the state in developing mine reclamation plans.

Opponents of Back 40 mining project welcome Aquila's withdrawal from two contested permits, however...

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and environmental groups opposed to Aquila Resources' Back 40 mining project near the Menominee River welcomed news on May 11 that Aquila has determined (1) not to proceed with its appeal of the January 2021 decision by Administrative Law Judge Pulter to deny the Wetlands Permit previously issued for the Back 40 and (2) not to proceed with the contested case of the amended Part 632 Mining Permit for the Back 40 -- a projected open-pit sulfide mine for gold, zinc and other metals.However, groups opposed to the project remain vigilant....

Summer internships available in Milwaukee with WAVE

 

Do you know any talented young people (ages 14-21), who are passionate about spreading peace and preventing gun violence? Please encourage them to apply for WAVE's 2021 (paid!) virtual summer youth peacebuilding and violence prevention internship in Milwaukee!

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