In The News

Teen musician wins guitar

Aug 17, 2022

Warren McKenney, left, presents his hand-crafted guitar named “FOXY” to MaKena Johnson-Haroldson, 15, Lake Villa, Illinois, at the second Water Celebration held by the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. on Stephenson Island. Johnson-Haroldson, a musician, won the raffle prize. – Click to read more

In the UP, a new chapter begins in 20-year clash over gold mine

August 4th, 2022

Dale Burie, co-founder of the Coalition to Save the Menominee River, isn’t buying claims the mine can be designed to minimize environmental harm.

“We don’t want to expose the Menominee River to contaminated acid mine drainage,” Burie said. “It’s a world-class smallmouth bass and walleye fishery, and a major breeding ground for historic lake sturgeon.” – Click to read more

Door County Pulse

November 18th, 2018

Representatives with Join the River Coalition, the group that filed a federal lawsuit last week to stop the Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River in the Upper Peninsula, will also attend the event with information for anyone interested in that topic. – Click to read more

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council

August 18th, 2017

On July 19, 2017, I met Regina Chaltry of Join the River Coalition at a meeting of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council, where she and three colleagues asked the MDNR to consider the danger of Aquila Resources’ proposed open-pit Back Forty gold, copper and zinc mine next to the Menominee River. The Council listened but declined to take any action. The DNR of Michigan and Wisconsin have been working to restore fish habitats, especially the sturgeon, for decades. The Coalition felt the opening of the mine would create new environmental hazards for the river. I attended the Coalition’s event in Marinette a week later at Regina’s invitation. – Click to read more

Miles Paddled

January 2018

Another way to get involved is through the good folks at Join the River Coalition, Mining Action Group (formerly known as Save the Wild U.P.), No Back 40 Mine, and our very own River Alliance of Wisconsin. – Click to read more