Back Forty Mine Opposition Offers Day of Music, Speakers to Door County

Join the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River on Sept. 21 by taking a road trip on a bus to have fun and encourage your Door County neighbors to help protect the Menominee River.

Egg Harbor Village Administrator Ryan Heise will host the bus tour that will visit three Door County locations to present speakers and music by The River Boys: Larry Mullins, Jim Rennes, Augie Beres and Russ Heiser. 

The plan is to talk about the mission to fight Aquila Resources – a Canadian company with no previous mining experience – in its effort to create an open-pit copper, gold and zinc mine alongside the Menominee River, which flows into Green Bay.

The group will hand out brochures, collect donations and entertain Door County friends with sing-along river songs. It will also sell raffle tickets for the award-winning “Wisconsin Cherry” guitar built and donated by Warren McKenney. The winning ticket will be drawn at 4 pm at the last stop, Waseda Farms.

Dewey the Dewdrop of Door County and Wally the Waterdrop of the Coalition will meet for the first time to show unity in opposition to the Back Forty Mine.

There are 50 seats on the bus – sold out when full – at a cost of $25 per seat. To reserve yours, call Dale Burie (615.512.3506) or Lea Jane Burie (615.516.2939). After payment is received, you will receive an email confirmation.

The first stop at 9 am will be the Makers Space, 26 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The next stop, at One Barrel Brewing in Egg Harbor, will include a buy-your-own pizza lunch at Wild Tomato. The group will then walk to Harbor View Park to see its view of the Menominee River. 

The final stop at 2 pm will be Waseda Farms.

Related Organizations