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Screening of "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" July 24th, 7pm



Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI

Come see "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff," a documentary about GTAC's proposal to dig what could be one of North America's largest open pit mines in Wisconsin's Penokee Hills.

Join us for a screening of the 25-minute film, followed by a panel discussion. Invited panelists are Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins, film producer Devon Cupery, Senator Bob Jauch, Ashland County Board Chair Pete Russo, Ashland County Board and Joint Mining Impact Committee member Charles Ortman, and Wisconsin Wetlands Association Executive Director Tracy Hames.


Summer Eat and Greet at the Delta Dinner - August 23rd


BRWA Named Local Conservation Organization of the Year

Bad River Watershed Association received the honor of being named Local Conservation Organization of the Year by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. This Award recognizes organizations who dedicate themselves to conservation education and training, habitat enhancement and community service projects to help maintain Wisconsin’s natural resources. Thank you to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress for this award, and to our members, donors, and volunteers who make this work happen.


Spring Volunteer Opportunites

Check out these great volunteer activities coming up in the next couple months! Let's see how many people we can get out in the watershed and making a difference. Equipment and training are provided for all activities. To sign up for any of these activities or if you have questions, please contact us at 715-682-2003 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spring Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

Sampling Window: May 24th-June 7 - Volunteers must sample once within this two-week window. Sampling generally takes around 4 hours to complete.

Lab ID sessions: June 10th and 17th - 5:30-8:00 PM CSE (Science Building), Northland College, Ashland. Attendance is optional but encouraged. Visitors are welcome!

Continuous Temperature Monitoring

At least once per month, go out in the field and check on a continuous temperature logger that is busily recording water temperatures on an hourly basis spring through fall. Make sure the sensor is positioned properly in the stream and write down some notes about the conditions at your site. This takes less than an hour to complete.

Chemistry Monitoring

We are looking for a few good volunteers to conduct water chemistry monitoring at one or two sites once each month and when possible during the winter. Sampling takes roughly one hour to complete.

RSVP as soon as possible - the monitoring season is underway!


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