By Tim Kowols
A proposed mine just across the bay in Stephenson, Michigan could have a detrimental effect on the waters of Door County. Wisconsin Resources Protection Council Executive Director Dr. Al Gedicks will present Tuesday evening why the development of the Back Forty Open Pit Mine near the Menominee River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula poses environmental dangers to the region and societal issues by building on the original homeland of Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Gedicks says the sulfide waste from the large pit mine could cause issues for the Menominee River and Lake Michigan.
Gedicks’ presentation on the dangers of the Back Forty Mine will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Olde Opera House in Sturgeon Bay.