Please join our Friends in welcoming author, Nick Van der Puy on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30 pm. Nick will share his book, “Water Protectors: The HELP Campaign to Save the Penokees”. He will have books for purchase and the Friends will be serving refreshments.
A note about the book and author, “From 2013-14, during the coldest winter of the past century, a coalition of tribal citizens, environmentalists and neighbors occupied treaty protected lands in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin. Their act of civil disobedience, the Harvest Education Learning Project, known as the HELP Camp, successfully halted a multinational mineral corporation’s plan for mountaintop removal in the Lake Superior watershed. In the years since, the camp has continued to be a powerful inspiration for grassroots activism and community resistance to environmental, economic and cultural exploitation. Drawn from firsthand, independent reporting, this book presents their story for Water Protectors everywhere.
After studying philosophy in college, Nick Vander Puy has worked in a variety of livelihoods–Teamster, Public Radio Reporter and Fishing guide. He currently leads a seasonal life, guiding, gathering wild rice, fishing, hunting, netting and making maple sugar in northern Wisconsin.”
We hope you make plans to attend the first Friends event of the year.