Stephenson Island, WI, July 16, 2021: Water Celebration


       FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021


12:00 Noon:  Event Opening

           Bring Your Lawn Chairs

1:30 pm:  Special Guest Speaker:

               Dr. Al Gedicks

1:50 pm:  Western Mining Action 

               Network (WMAN) Speech

2:10 pm:  Menominee Nation Speech 



3:30 pm:  “River’s Edge Trio”

Performance & Raffle Drawing

Custom-Built Guitars appraised at 


4:00 pm    Bridge Walk w/ Signs To    

                 the demonstration site

6:00 pm:   Return to Stephenson Island to 

                 Adjourn, with our Thanks !!

Sponsored By:  Coalition to SAVE the 

                       Menominee River, Inc.


A FREE event, open to the public, to protect our water and sacred sites from the threat posed by the Back Forty Mine project.

Come join us Friday, July 16 at 12:00 noon at Stephenson Island, 1680 Bridge St., Marinette, WI, to celebrate and bless the Menominee River – with participation by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, the Indigenous Caucus of the Western Mining Action Network, and the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc.

A special ceremony will be held by members of the Menominee Nation to bless the waters of the Menominee River – which is their namesake River and the location of many sites sacred to the Tribe.

The celebration continues with updates on the mining threat facing the Menominee River, including a keynote speaker and longtime environmental advocate 

Dr. Al Gedicks of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council.

Music – Larry Mullins & band will present river songs and showcase the three custom-built guitars to be raffled off at 3:30 p.m. Entitled the “River’s Edge Trio,” these guitars were handcrafted by Warren McKenney, appraised at $4,500, and the winning ticket will receive all three guitars!  Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the mission of the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc.

Dorothy’s Haven of Hope will provide food at the event.  Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, soda and water will be available for sale,

as a fundraiser for Haven of Hope.

Because we appreciate all our valued supporters of the Menominee River, the first 100 people in attendance will receive a coupon for a FREE hot dog!  Please go to the Coalition booth next to the stage for your coupon.  

The event will conclude with a Bridge Walk – mine protestors walking with signs to show opposition to plans that could endanger sacred sites and the health of both the River and residents or visitors to the area. 

Mark your calendar for July 16 – we would love to see you there!



Sent to WNPJ by Al Gedicks: 


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