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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...
Blog posted from Crocodile Lake, Superior National Forest, East Cook, MN 55604, USA View larger map
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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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It is all about investigating on methods to get all these wonderful attributes in a smaller frame. We have the showoffs; individuals who are consistently purchasing the newest phones available in the market, no matter the cost, perhaps not because they need it, but because they have a picture to maintain. We concur, the camera on Lumia 1020 makes this phone be quite an amazing handset.This mobile spend is suitable as it saves time, that you do not have to stroll to offices or banks to earn any payment. The mobile h AS an 8MP camera at the back and a 300 Kilopixel digicam in front. The Mobile Money Service ... The post Ericsson mobile wallet platform wins AfricaCom Award appeared first on Kenya Tech Information. For the corporate, not simply does Kenya possess the finest convention amenities but furthermore h-AS a well integrated financial-services method and a fast web link creating it an ideal place to sponsor conferences and exhibitions. In Nigeria as an example the amount of people that access the Internet via PCs is negligible, inducing statisticians to report that 100% of these online go online through mobile devices. The deal may leave Kenya with three mobile phone...
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Chief one of them being my bad habit of forgetting the fact phones are not however in the exact same level as the computers. They've used precisely the same route ever since, which is Safaricom to introduce their phones in Kenya but nevertheless people are not moved. In September this year, the new entrant to the Kenyan mobile device market will be unveiling at least two budget LTE smartphones listed in the Ksh 12,000-18,000 range. The unveiling of the 2016 Universe J-5 and J7 wraps up the Universe J line-up from Samsung since the company already has in the marketplace other 2016 variations of the Galaxy J1, j 2 and J 3.Its Universe A apparatus line has also already seen a invigorate this year. Is a key player in this Online Markets sector given the visitors movement to its site. This is the very first time that a Samsung smart-phone h-AS a front facing camera and it's really intriguing that the feature made its debut via the Universe J 5. We're used to Samsung being happy of its apparatus and making sure everybody else knows about them when they truly are launched but the A9 Professional was not one of them....
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