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Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Act Celebration
Bayfield, Wisconsin

Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Act Celebration
GaylordNelsonWilderness.jpgJoin the Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter on Saturday, September 27, 2014, National Public Lands Day, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness about natural & cultural resources jeopardized by the proposed iron ore mine threatening the Bad River Watershed, the Penokee Hills, and Lake Superior.  

What: Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Act Celebration

When: Sat., Sep. 27, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Where: Bayfield City Dock (Island Princess tour of Apostle Islands)

Featuring: Tia Nelson, daughter of former Senator and pioneering conservationist Gaylord Nelson; Mike Wiggins Jr., Chair, Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe; Neil Howk, Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service; and Dave Blouin, Mining Committee Chair, Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter.

Why: Explore natural and cultural resources of Lake Superior and Apostle Islands & Learn about regional threats posed by proposed massive, open pit taconite (iron ore) mine.

Attendees will embark on a two hour boat tour aboard the Island Princess with Apostle Islands Cruises to explore a portion of the 35,000 acre Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area, which includes 80% of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior.  The boat tour will depart from and return to Bayfield.  Please join us for this chance to appreciate the fall colors and the irreplaceable beauty of our cleanest, most precious Great Lake.   

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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