Today we paddled through Little Gabbro Lake and Gabbro Lake. Twin Metals has been test drilling about a mile from Gabbro Lake and less than a 1/2 mile from the Wilderness boundary. Last year Amy and I portaged a canoe from Gabbro Lake to one of the test drilling sites just outside the Wilderness. I guided numerous canoe trips through Gabbro and Little Gabbro this summer and every time I paddle through this area I think about portaging to that test drilling site, how close it is to Gabbro and Little Gabbro. The edge of the Boundary Waters, our nation’s most popular Wilderness, just isn’t the right place to build a copper mine in a sulfide-ore body.
I am going to sign off now and watch the family of otters playing off our campsite. This is a special place, a place worth protecting. Please help us speak loudly for this quiet place. Sign the petition at http://ift.tt/1x2erSX. #savethebwca @savethebwca #OnlyinMN #sunrise #moon