Gaylord Nelson, founder
of Earth Day protects the Namekagon River
Nelson honored by tribes and supporters for boldly
protecting the earth and preserving the Wild and Scenic Namekagon River
for the future generations
In the spring of 2003 Gaylord
Nelson returned to the river banks of the beautiful river he had
personally protected while serving as the US Senator from Wisconsin. He
was joined by hundreds of supporters, both Indian and non-Indian, who
honored him with ceremony, an honor dance and the highest honor in
Indian Country, the feather of the sacred eagle.
The day was a high point
Nelson's long and honorable life.
To see pictures of this amazing day,
and to hear Gaylord Nelson's testimony on behalf of the Namekagon River
and the future of the earth, click on one of the pictures below.
To learn more about why these Indian and non-Indian people came together
to protect a river and their future generations, click here.
Gaylord Nelson's Statement to National Parks Service
a pdf file) telling them to not allow the crossing of the Wild and
Scenic Namekagon River with giant ugly towers like the one shown in this
on Draft EIS 5-27-04.pdf (click on the link)
To view a
visit with Gaylord Nelson in his home town of Clear Lake, WI