I've just received some information on the September 30th rally. The event is being billed as a "Hootenanny and Camp Out". It will be in the Penokee Hills September 30 - October 2, 2011. It is an alcohol and drug free event. For more details, go to savethewatersedge.com. If you need even more information, you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer, contact email@example.com.
There will also be a presentation about the proposed Penokee mining project and (1) how it would affect the Northwood's flora, fauna, public health, and economic future; and, (2) what YOU can do to raise awareness of it. This presentation will be held this coming Monday, September 19, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Portage County Library, 1001 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI. The presenter will be Frank Koehn. Here is a link to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that will give you an idea of what the Northwoods faces with this mine: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/124929144.html.
Personally, I am all for progress and certainly welcome jobs coming into the area, but I am NOT willing to sell my soul or sacrifice our splendid natural resources just for money. Once Wisconsin's natural resources are gone, they are gone forever. No amount of worthless dollars or paper promises is worth the loss!