MINNEAPOLIS EVENT PLANNER | FUNDRAISER | SAVE THE BWCA
June 9, 2015
We were so honored to have coordinated the 2nd Annual Founders Event for the The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. There were so many great supporters in the room, we were so happy to be a part of it.
The event took place on June 4 at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Photos by the outstanding Laura Rae Photography. *See below for a complete list of participating vendors.
Our Keynote Speaker was Ted Roosevelt IV, along with Congresswoman Betty Mccollum, Collin O'Mara, CEO and President of the National Wildlife Federation and Rebecca Rom of the Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness. Other notable guests inlcude, Senator, Walter Mondale, Congressman, nationally recognized Minnesota artist Stuart Nielsen, and Former Minneapolis Mayor Don Fraser
Ted Roosevelt IV signing the canoe petition to end sulfide mining in the BWCA Watershed.
Minnesota artist Stuart Nielsen mingles with guests.
Peonies donated from Country Side Gardens were made into floral installations by Maven.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum signing the Petition Canoe, "Betty Jo" named after her.
A little bit about the cause, The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is is leading a national coalition of groups dedicated to protecting the BWCA from the threat of sulfide mining. The coalition includes:American RiversCenter for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthworks Environment Minnesota, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, The Wilderness Society, Wilderness Watch, and Pro Bono Counsel, Jenner & Block. determined to block any mining in the Boundary Waters Watershed.
Delicious Food from Crave Catering
We are united in our belief that sulfide ore mining will cause landscape destruction of one of the oldest and largest wilderness areas in the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System, and determined to block any mining in the Boundary Waters Watershed.
Senator Walter Mondale and Collin O'Mara of the National Wildlife Federation pose for a photo.
Floral by Maven
Congresswoman Betty McCollum speaks about how this is our one chance to save the BWCA.
Ted Roosevelt IV delivers a moving speech about how he wants us to continue the legacy his Great Great Grandfather and President Teddy Roosevelt Started by naming the Boundary Waters a National Wildlife Reserve. There should be no mining done in a federally named National Wildlife Reserve.