Celebrate Saving the Penokee Hills April 6 & 7 at Copper Falls!

After Republican State Senator Pam Galloway announced her resignation on March 16, the last committee hearing of AB426, the iron mining bill, that was schedule to be held March 19 was canceled, effectively killing the bill. This comes on the heels of Gogebic Taconite's announcement that they were no longer interested in mining in Wisconsin after the Senate rejected the bill 17-16. 

In celebration of victory, there will be a Penokee Hills Full Moon Sleepover and Community Picnic on April 6 & 7 at beautiful Copper Falls State Park (link to Facebook event). If you have not yet been to the Penokees, now is your chance to see what we have been standing so strong to protect from mining. Come for the campout and fire circle on Friday, April 6, and stay for the day-long gathering on Saturday, April 7! Call Copper Falls to reserve a campsite at 1-800-795-7121; sites are $15 per night. Saturday will include a morning easter egg hunt, community potluck picnic at 1 PM, and economic visioning for the region at 2 PM. Carpooling is available from the Madison and Milwaukee areas; contact carl@wnpj.org for carpool info.