Bad River/Chequamegon Bay Watershed Line #5 Water Protectors Event - Copper Falls State Pk near Mellon July 24

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Bad River/Chequamegon Bay Watershed Line #5 Water Protectors.

Copper Falls State Park Picnic, Walk and Water Activities Saturday July 24th, 2001 ALL DAY.

Sorta the schedule. Late morning, early afternoon as you come to Copper Falls State Park, Mellen, WI., stop at "The Bench" at the end of the Public Easement Conservancy Walkway and Bad River, just north of Mellen, after you cross the railroad tracks on Highway 169 going north. We may release something into the river to time a potential oil leak on the new Enbridge Line #5 easement at The Bench and time the flow until it arrives at Copper Falls. (Because of water and river conditions and Red Granite Falls, we can not paddle from the Bench to Copper Falls) however, we can paddle on Loon Lake in the Park, and there may be some group walks, and/or tours of the NEW Enbridge Line #5 easement now being built by the foreign corporation Enbridge.

THE BENCH, is where during June, participants at that Paddle, painted the forest, with large colorful ribbon work and bows tied to some of the trees destined to be removed in the old growth forest for the new line. You are welcome to bring you own colorful cloth ribbons to add to the painting of the forest easement so you can begin to see the impact the line will have on the formerly public owned lands that Enbridge purchased at a record breaking price of several million dollars as part of their "we buy water and public policy (police and available Indians) in the US program."

You can help paint the forest further and check out The Bench while on your way to Copper Falls for the afternoon of activities while we meet, great, network at the Falls picnic and parking area. The Bench and all property north of the now private formerly public owned lands continued to be county, state or conservancy lands open to the

Scheduled Indigenous based Feast (Dinner will be served promptly some time after 4pm) with main course provided by - Brian Yazzie, The Chef - and his helpers. Locally sourced fish and wild game and other stuff to be announced or discovered on site. You are welcome to bring along other locally grown food to share, barter or trade as the gardens are putting out a lot of new food and medicine as we talk which can be shared. Remember to bring lots of water since the hot spell is due to continue into the foreseeable future and/or decade.

Most of all come visit, Stop Line #3, Stop Line #5, Stop Enbridge, Rights of Nature, Save the Penokees, "Not For Sale", and all lovers of clean pristine water are welcome. Bring your literature, vendor products, hand-outs, maps and historic knowledge of the area so we all understand what could be lost.

Bring your canoe, your kayak, you kids, you guitar, you drum, your hiking shoes, your humor and especially your honor, ethics and principles.

Copper Falls Park camping is filled on this date, but there are a lots of alternative camping options for those who want to stay. 1854 (GLIFWC) Treaty Citizens should get their treaty park waiver in place to enter the park at no cost. All others depending on age, and capability will be charged some kind of one day entry fee for their cars.

See you at Copper Falls State Park, north of Mellen, WI., on Saturday July 24th, 2021.

(From a Facebook Post from Sandy Gokee)


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