Save the Wild U.P. would like to extend a hearty THANK YOU to all of our friends, allies and activists who came to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s public hearing on the proposed Back Forty project on October 5th. The Stephenson High School gymnasium was packed and the overwhelming message from concerned citizens was: Don’t Undermine the Menominee!
Individuals who signed up to speak were told they would have five minutes to share their concerns, but at the start of the meeting, it was dropped to three and then dropped again to two minutes. Folks who had prepared their comments ahead of time were unable to deliver the entirety of their concerns – but we have collected quite a few in full and have them available for you to read!
Public Comment from Jon Saari, vice president of Save the Wild U.P.
Public Comment from Bob Harrison, President, Badger Fly Fishers
Public Comment from Lanning Hochhauser, President, Dupage Rivers Fly Tyers (DRiFT)
Public Comment from Dr. Barry A. Coddens, President of the Gary Borger Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Public Comment from Richard Dragiewicz
Public Comment from Megan Berns, Secretary – Northern Illinois Fly-Tyers
Statement of Douglas Cox, Environmental Coordinator for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Public Comment of Mr. Gary Besaw Legislator, Menominee Tribal Legislature
Public Comment of Ms. Joan Delabreau Chairwoman, Menominee Tribal Legislature
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Public Comment from Mr. Pershing Frechette, Legislator, Menominee Tribal Legislature
Public Comment from Rich Sloat
Comments from Alexandra Maxwell, director of Save the Wild U.P.
Public Comment of Laura Gauger
Public Comment of Kathleen Heideman