Reducing air pollution over Voyageurs, Isle Royale

Photo by Don Breneman

In our efforts to restore air quality at Voyageurs National Park, VNPA has joined National Parks Conservation Association, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Friends of the Boundary Waters, and other clean air groups to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency to require Minnesota's Sherco plant to meet modern emission standards.  The National Park Service certified that the pollution from the Sherco coal plant significantly impairs visibility in Voyageurs and Isle Royale national parks.  Clean air is important for our parks and for all and we encourage EPA to act.  

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Help us reach our 2012 membership goal   

We need 23 more members before the end of 2012!  
As we enter the holiday season of giving, your donation helps VNPA protect and enhance the Voyageurs we all love.  By
becoming a member before December 31 you can take advantage of a tax deduction in 2012 and help us reach our goal.  


"I am a member of Voyageurs National Park Association because I believe strongly in the power of partnership between the public, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. By working together we can make a real difference in preserving open spaces, like Voyageurs National Park, for lasting ecological and community benefit."  - Cori Mattke, VNPA member 


December 15 public forum on campsite reservation system

Voyageurs National Park's Chief of Interpretation will be hosting a public discussion forum in Maple Grove to gather questions, suggestions, support and concerns on a proposed reservation system and campsite amenity fee at the park. Click here for more details.


Saturday, December 15, 2012   |   6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Maple Grove Parks & Recreation Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369


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