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#OptInside (for now) with Save the Boundary Waters - Shared screen with speaker view
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You can read about and listen to Voices of a Flyway here: https://voicesofaflyway.com/
Sam Chadwick
Sounds awesome, Steve!
Sam Chadwick
Jacob, what did you learn about the risks from proposed mining to birds in the Boundary Waters?
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If you aren’t as talented as Steve Piragis at bird calls, you should check out the amazing Audubon Society Bird Call App: https://www.audubon.org/app
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To check out the full Birds of a Flyway Project, click here and listen to the podcast: https://voicesofaflyway.com/
Regina M Flanagan
Also Merlin Bird ID app from Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.
Mia Divecha
Why do we associate loons so heavily with MN when they spend so much time elsewhere too?
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Here’s a link to the Merlin Bird ID app that Regina mentioned: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
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If you are interested in finding a birding group near you, the Audubon Society of MN can help you out: https://mn.audubon.org/
Sam Chadwick
Scarlet Tanager! I’ve seen in the Twin Cities area. So bright and striking!
Mia Divecha
Mark Larson
Do most species use the same stopover points year to year as they migrate from south to north?
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Sax-zim Bog, A Tindell, is the one that was mentioned. You can plan your trip here: https://saxzim.org/plan-your-visit/
Sam Chadwick
Here’s a great blog about the Twin Metals proposal - https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/updates/twin-metals-project-goes-bad-worse
Sam Chadwick
When they announced the “dry stacking” they were quiet about the fact that they were also announcing storing the waste 16 miles closer to the Boundary Waters than previously planned. Right to the shores of Birch Lake.
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There really is no worse place for a copper mine than near the Boundary Waters. Read about why here: https://www.hatchmag.com/articles/no-worse-place-mine/7715048
Mark McEathron
HR 5598 would prevent the mines. Is there a companion bill in the US Senate?
Sam Chadwick
There is not a Senate bill at this time. We are hopeful that Minnesota’s Senators would introduce and support that.
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Once again, here’s a link to the Flyway Project: https://voicesofaflyway.com/
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Book your birding Boundary Waters trip here: https://www.piragis.com/
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Want to learn more about protecting public lands like the Boundary Waters? Check out PUBLIC TRUST, a new film by Patagonia that highlights the Boundary Waters and the importance of saving it here: https://mspfilm.org/festivals/mspiff/?emci=1a685770-5c95-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=Stream from May 15 at 11 a.m. until May 23 at 11:59 p.m.Additionally, tune into a live Q&A on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. with the filmmakers and Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters to learn more about the film.*Due to restrictions, access to MSPIFF39 Redefined is geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota only. Must have MN address to view. Enjoy!