The Court dispute regarding a cell phone tower near Ely, Minnesota continues. The Friends of the Boundary Waters are among the fight against putting up a cell phone tower that could be seen from lakes within the BWCA.
Mining near Ely, Minnesota is also being challenged by the Friends of the Boundary Waters and other groups interested in protecting the environment. The effects of mining could be long lasting and detrimental to the water quality in and around the BWCA as well as a threat to other natural resources.
Weeds are perhaps the newest threat to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The USFS is accepting comments on their Non-Native Invasive Plant Management Project. They hope to control or eradicate the 13 acres of NNIP in the BWCA by treating or pulling plants at the over 1000 sites within the canoe country. Read more about it online at my Examiner site.
Soon the lakes of the Boundary Waters will be fluid once again. Guess we better enjoy them as much as we can.