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Wild Waters Music Fest Raises Money to Save the Boundary Waters

Updated: August 16, 2019 10:57 PM

In the Northland, there are many people with a passion for the Boundary Waters, and Friday night was the first annual music fest with the goal of protecting the wilderness area.

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The Wild Waters Music Fest at Bayfront featured some Minnesotan musicians, amplifying the mission to save the Boundary Waters, specifically from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining.

"These are iconic bands, here for the iconic wilderness to preserve this wilderness for future generations," says Tom Landwhehr, Executive Director for the Save the Boundary Waters Campaign. "And to make sure we don't have a toxic sulfide-ore copper mine on the edge of the boundary waters that will pollute the boundary waters forever."

The concert aimed to bring together even more people to protect the area, some who aren't as familiar with the cause as others.

"Like the Boundary Waters, Minnesota's rich music scene is cherished here at home and recognized far and wide. It's awesome to see so many great Minnesota musicians uniting in support of our mission to save this pristine wilderness and shared treasure," says Landwehr.

Bands included Atmosphere, Doomtree, Low, Cloud Cult, Jeremy Messersmith, deM atlaS, War Bonnet, The Lioness, and DJ Keezy.

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket went to the group Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, which is the group leading the campaign to save the boundary waters.

Supporters of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine say it's a safe project.

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