Thursday, February 16, 2012

Visiting Alaskan mushers to show documentary on Bristol Bay Feb. 21

HANCOCK -- Wonder how dogsledding, fishing and mining are related? Attend the event below and learn how the Mushing to Save Bristol Bay tour that's hit the Midwest this winter links them.

Tim Osmar, and Monica Zappa, two Alaskan dog mushers, have decked their sleds, truck and dog coats and traveled thousands of miles to bring attention to the dangers to Bristol Bay, Alaska, from a colossal open pit mining proposal called Pebble Mine. In Michigan, they'll race in the UP 200 dogsled race and host three screenings of a film about Bristol Bay, called, Red Gold.

The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a screening of this film at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Orpheum Theater, Home of Studio Pizza, 426 Quincy St., Hancock.

This event is FREE! Watch the award-winning documentary and talk with these Alaskan mushers about the fight to save Bristol Bay, Alaska. Enjoy free pizza and beer as you learn what you can do in Michigan to help protect Bristol Bay.

If you can't attend, please click here to learn more about Pebble Mine and the risks it poses to Bristol Bay and take action.

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