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E-M:/ Aug. 14: Yellow Dog Plains - March for our Waters



 

Media Advisory

 

July 22, 2004                                                                                                                          Contact Cynthia Pryor

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Inc

906 345-9223

 

Yellow Dog Plains  - March for our Waters

Saturday the 14th of August

 

This will be a March to show non-violent solidarity in the opposition to Sulfide Mining on the Yellow Dog Plains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Marquette County.  The March will be on County Road AAA and activities will not take place on private property without permission.  The March will start on either side of the Yellow Dog Plains - Anderson’s Corner  and the  top of Camp 6 Hill. We will walk to meet at the proposed Eagle Mine Site on the Salmon Trout River.

 

  • Meet at start location at 9:00 am. Parking at Start Location

Walk should take two hours from each location to Mine Site.

    4.4 miles from Anderson’s Corner to Mine Site.

    4.9 miles from Camp 6 Hill to Mine Site. 

 

  • Walk will be one way with transportation back to start point

 

  • There will be check drivers along the way with water, first aid and walker pick-up as required

 

  • There will be ceremonies at mine site starting at High Noon - 12:00 pm

 

  • People may drive to site or walk only portions of March - of course, the more walkers the better.

 

Directions  to Anderson’s Corner from Baraga/L’Anse side: 

Baraga Coordinator:   Don Carlson     906  353-7510

       -  U.S. 41 to L’Anse - take exit to downtown L’Anse

       -  From downtown L’Anse head east on Skanee Rd

       -  Approx 18 miles from L’Anse - Stop Sign

       -  Turn right on Big Bay Road - over Big Eric’s Bridge (Dirt Road)

       -  Follow Big Bay Road (via Ford Rd) to Anderson’s Corner on Triple

            AAA - Approx. 10 miles - Park

 

Directions to Camp 6 Hill from Marquette/ Big Bay

Big Bay Coordinator:  Cynthia Pryor  906 360-2414 or 906 345-9223

      -  County Road 550 to County Road 510 - Dirt (one mile south of Big

             Bay).  Big Bay is 25 miles north of Marquette.

      -  West on CR 510 three miles to Triple AAA - Turn west

      -   Stay left on AAA up the Camp 6 Hill - Approx five miles from 510

 

There will be signs from both ends starting at Skanee Road/Big Bay Road and from CR 550/CR 510.

 

 

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Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project Director

Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club

tel:  517-484-2372

rita.jack@sierraclub.org

http://www.sierraclub.org/watersentinels/

 

"Speak out - even if your voice shakes."