A few of us attended the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s annual meeting tonight. It was a lot of fun. The UP’s very own Gold Mine Girls and Michael Waite opened for Drew Nelson. The concert and song writing workshop were co-sponsored by the Peter White Public Library.
Drew encouraged us all to keep fighting and said something like, my grandpa use to tell me that there are things that you do, but you don’t always know what your ‘do’ does, so keep doing it. He assured us that all of our efforts to protect the Yellow Dog and Eagle Rock and to protect the water have ripple effects that we may not realize.
The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP) is an environmental organization comprised of grassroots individuals who take environmental ethics to heart. They focus on informing the public about the watershed, conducting sound science, and protecting the resources from threats like sulfide mining. Emily Whittaker, director of the YDWP encouraged everyone to keep visiting our public lands and the rivers on the Yellow Dog Plains.
Click here to listen to Drew Nelson sing Eagle Rock (song for the people)