Flotilla to Defend the Water & Penokee Hills Push Off Start Today (June 1)

A tributary of the Bad River, whose headwaters in Wisconsin are in the footprint of a proposed iron ore mine. Credit Azael Meza

The “Defend the Water and Penokees for Future Generations” Flotilla is a
family-friendly grass-roots canoe and kayak quest down part of the Bad
River and Chequamegon Bay; it is intended to connect people to the Bad
River Watershed, and rejuvenate interest and passion in protecting it’s
waters, flora and fauna, and all that depend and live on it, from the
proposed Penokee Mine.

All that are anti-mine that also embrace our goals
to make the flotilla, our floating intentional community, a safe-space
where we do not discriminate based on age, race, class, ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc. are welcome to
attend! The Flotilla commences June 1st and ends June 9th, 2014.

There will be opportunities to understand and appreciate culturally
significant places, plants, and resources along the flotilla route, as
well as a community work day building a wigwam at Bad River Elder Joe
Rose’s property on Waverly Beach, off Lake Rd. in Odanah, on June. 2nd, with an anti-oppression workshop/interactive presentation the next morning.

There will also be a community potluck at Prentice Park, Tuesday, June. 3rd, at 6:00 p.m.; please come and bring a dish to pass if you can!

Give the Penokees a hand. Mining hurts the Earth!

About Mike Neuman

Environmentalist; Father; Senior Citizen; Husband, Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work Advocate; Animal/Children/People Lover (in general); Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin, Anti-long distance travel (via fossil fuel burning); Against militarism in any form; Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; for those in authority to listen attentively AND, as warranted, ACT AS NECESSARY AND IN A TIMELY MANNER TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE those concerns; Lover of music, especially live music, music by: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young; John Prine; Steve Goodman; B.B. King; Eric Burton; Gracy Slick, Carol King;John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr; Bob Dylan; Lightfoot; Mark Knoffler; Richard Thompson; Elvis Presley; Tom Petty; Willie Nelson, Others too numerous to mention.

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