Thursday, April 21, 2011

How you can help Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

BIG BAY -- The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Inc., (YDWP) is one of nine non-profits in the United States selected by Patagonia and Moose-Jaw to be part of Patagonia's Charity Campaign this year. Not only does the campaign help the group raise money for their work, but the group that raises the most money gets an additional $5000 from Patagonia.

The Yellow Dog River, part of which is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, is located near Lake Superior and is now threatened by the projected Rio Tinto-Kennecott Eagle Mine, a sulfide mine for nickel and copper. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

"Please contribute what you can!" urges YDWP's Cynthia Pryor. "We use these funds to preserve lands and waters in our region -- which includes doing the science to document the fragile nature of the Yellow Dog Plains. We are members of the WaterKeeper Alliance and the fact that Patagonia picked us is AWESOME and gives credit to the great work of Emily Whittaker -- our Executive Director -- our Board of Directors and our many members and volunteers."

Click on the link below, then select the donate button. Select Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve and donate as much as you can spare. The group who raises the most by May 4, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. will be the recipients of an additional $5,000.

"After you donate, please post the link on your Facebook wall and encourage your friends to donate too!" Pryor adds. "We appreciate all the help and support you have given us through the years. Thank you!"

Click here to donate.

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve featured in Apr. 21, 2011, On Earth article

Just in time for Earth Day, an article titled "Mineral Mining and Its Risks Set to Make a Comeback in Michigan" appeared today, Apr. 21, in On Earth, the magazine published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

The article, by Lindsey Konkel, a freelance journalist based in New York City, centers on Cynthia Pryor and her love of the Yellow Dog Plains area as well as her work with YDWP to protect the Yellow Dog River from potential acid mine drainage from the Kennecott Mine.

Click here to read the article.

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