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Tom Landwehr talks about his new role

The Campaign to Save The Boundary Waters is a an effort of the Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW), specifically formed to work to  protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness from mining projects that could harm the wilderness. 

The campaign was organized by NMW, based in Ely, Minnesota, with the mission of creating a "national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore."

The new director of the Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness’s “Save the Boundary Waters Campaign" is Tom Landwehr, the former commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

Landwehr visited Grand Marais on March 8 and met with interested citizens at the Java Moose coffee shop.  WTIP's Rhonda Silence caught up with Landwehr as he headed out of town. Here’s that conversation.

Photos courtesy of Sue Hakes