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Boundary Waters listed as 1 of America's most endangered rivers for 2013 American Rivers has listed the Boundary Waters as one of 10 most endangered rivers in the United States for 2013. The 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the most popular wilderness area in the country. The South Kawishiwi River, which flows into the Boundary Waters, is threatened by copper-nickel mining proposals by Twin Metals Minnesota and others on adjacent unprotected public lands. There is a lot of controversy over this issue and there are views from each side.  You can read the full report about the current issue at hand over at American Rivers website.  Here is a summary from American Rivers as to why this is a threat to The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Threat The Boundary Waters is endangered by a proposal to create a massive copper-nickel mine adjacent to the South Kawishiwi River and within two miles of the Boundary Waters.  The Boundary Waters watershed is also negatively impacted by extensive exploration for additional mine sites.  If copper-nickel mines are developed, polluted waters from the South Kawishiwi will flow through some of the most popular Boundary Waters lakes, including the iconic Basswood. According to the EPA (Toxic Release Inventory: 2010 National Analysis), hardrock mining...
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An intro to the BWCA Growing up in Ely, MN canoeing and camping was a way of life, a hobby, and an ‘easy’ means of vacation.  My love for this slow way of travel began at a very early stage. My parents took us into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) at a young age; starting with a few days at an easily accessible campsite where we would make forts and explore the woods to multiple days of travels stopping only to set up camp. The BWCA consists of a million acres of woods and lakes with restrictions on the use of motorized equipment. Travel is accessible by means of watercraft, the lakes are linked by land portages which you carry your equipment over. When reminiscing about trips it tends to be the ones in inclement weather, the really buggy year, or basically the more challenging ones that stand out in your memory.  In high school I partnered up with my good friend and our dads to travel a section of the Border Route. The Border Route was means of travel for the voyageurs almost the entire width of Minnesota along the Canadian Border. We took a week with the goal in mind to follow the route from...
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A Few Tips for Planning a Wilderness Canoe Camping Trip with Children Here are a few tips for things to consider when planning a BWCA trip with children.   Find a life vest that is comfortable and fits properly. Pack a good set of raingear, hat, and sunglasses. (head net if necessary) Bring plenty of sunscreen, bug spray, and itch balm Involve the children in menu planning and food preparation. Bring along special snacks and treats for good behavior rewards. Learn about the area, plants and animals before the trip. Bring identification books for birds, plants, trees and wildlife. A deck of cards, a flashlight, and a couple of good books are perfect for tent time. Spend time in the canoe creating stories of your own where everyone takes turns adding to it. Let the children have their own disposable camera for capturing their own memories. Have the children write in a journal each evening. Don't forget the S'mores.   In a world where children know characters on television better than their own family members and can name locations in their favorite video game but can't tell you the name of everyone in their class, something is wrong. It is time to teach your child a lesson, time to get the paddle out, get outside...
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Top 100 Things to do in Ely Minnesota Here is a list of the Top 100 things to do while visiting Ely MN. See how many you can accomplish and check off the list. Attend Ely’s Blueberry Arts Festival Watch the sailboats on Burntside Lake Take a Finnish sauna (steambath) Sing old time songs while sitting around a campfire Visit the International Wolf Center east of Ely on 169 Go swimming at Semers Park Beach Play badminton or croquet Pick wild raspberries in July and August Have a picnic at Meander Lake (north of Ely) and see the changes from the little Indian Souix fire of 1971 Make a bouquet of dried flower and plants from the area Visit the North American Bear center, west of Ely on 169 Visit Stuntz Bay at the Tower-Soudan State Park Climb the rocks and see the waterfall at the Pike River Dam on County 77, west and north of Tower Read the marker plaque for short-lived gold rush Winston City on the vermilion Tail, located on 169 west of Tower Find a showy Ladyslipper (Minnesota’s State Flower) and photograph it, don’t pick it. It’s protected by state law See the historical train and settlers cabin at Tower City Park Camp overnight at...
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Purnima of Ashwin Shukla Paksha is certainly called Sharad Purnima. In the calendar year 2011, Sharad Purnima will come to be on 11th Oct. It can be as well referred to as Kojagiri and Ras Purnima Swift. This day, moon and Satya Smart is definitely worshipped. Swift is usually seen and report is certainly heard, on Purnima. It is noted, the ritual performed on this time is normally always good.In the third component of the time, sort of and accomplishing Aarti of elephant offers favorable outcomes. This working day, moon is usually total with its 16 martial arts styles. In some aspects, this quickly is certainly noted as Kaumudi Purnima. A well-known wording related to this day time is that, at this time head of the family Krishna created a Maharas with Gopis. It is usually belived that rays of moon bathroom Amrit, on this moment. That is definitely why, Kheer is certainly geared up at maintained under moonlight for the full night and taken in breakfast,on the subsequent evening.Sharad Purnima FastThis day, quickly is definitely observed and spouse and children God is usually worshipped. At day, Indra on Erawat elephant (white colored elephant) and Mahalakshmi happen to be worshipped. Puja...
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Simhastha that is popularly known as kumbh can be a strict event in which devotees and saints possess a bathtub in a sacred river. It is certainly regarded to get the just about all relaxing halloween party in which even more than 100 million persons are collected along. The Kumbh mela as it is certainly regarded is certainly recognized every third time in one of the four places consisting of Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayaga), Nasik and Ujjain. Notion of this event is to take on a holy shower in estuaries and rivers that is certainly Ganges at Haridwar, sangam or confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati at Allahabad, Godawari at Nasik and Shipra at Ujjain.As per Puranas it is usually believed that during churning of the seashore in the grand challenge between smart and demon for taking the jar (Kumbha) of divine nectar, drops of this divine nectar of growing old dropped in the river of four spots Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Nasik and Ujjain.The kumbha or Ujjain Simhastha is definitely placed in every 12 years when Sunrays penetrates in Aries and Jupiter enters in Leo. It is normally began with its initial shower in Shipra Stream from the entire moon working day...
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Many religious seekers contain turned into acquainted with Mahavatar Babaji, and an designer’h conception of him, through Paramahansa Yogananda’beds Autobiography of a Yogi. Some promise that this equal Babaji was first known as Hariakhan Baba, from the first 1800s till 1922, and that he reincarnated again in 1970, in a give in northern India, looking quite a bit younger but changing significantly over his fourteen season incarnation. Always others believe that the true Maha Avatar Babaji is definitely a unique organization altogether; 1 who had a elegant body system in his junior, which evolved little by little into an impression of a balding Willie Nelson, before he left his body in 1997. This Babaji claimed that both editions of Hariakhan Baba had been disciples of him. Thus, who is certainly the true Babaji? Or happen to be they all just diverse manifestations of the one and solely Babaji?I in person have got received a deep interconnection to old Hariakhan Babaji and young Haidakhan Babaji, as he came up to come to be referred to. When my household used up down in 1987, a picture of good old Hariakhan Babaji does not even burn up up. In that case years and years...
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