Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event
Access for 90 days
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
||Maya Swope is the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. She has been involved in organizing citizen efforts against toxic mining in Minnesota, and educating the public about threats to the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior. Maya has her BA in Environmental Studies and Geography from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Foreign corporations are trying to open copper sulfide mines in Minnesota, which threaten to pollute some of the cleanest water in the country. PolyMet, a copper sulfide mine proposed by Swiss conglomerate Glencore, would be an ecological disaster for Lake Superior. Twin Metals, a mine proposed by Chilean conglomerate Antofagasta, would pollute the Boundary Waters Conoe Area Wilderness. For years, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been central in the fight to stop this toxic mining. In this presentation, you'll learn about the threat that this type of mining poses to Minnesota and the Great Lakes, and what you can do help protect clean water.