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 in Gaylord
Nelson's long and honorable life.
To learn more about why these Indian and non-Indian people came together
to protect a river and their future generations, click here.
read Gaylord's May 2004 statement to the National Parks Service opposing
the crossing of the Namekagon River by the 345,000 volt transmission
click here to
read the pdf file