Wisconsin's former Governor and US Senator
and the Founder of Earth Day

Gaylord Nelson
came to

Namekagon River Gathering

May 10th, 2003

in Springbrook in Northwest Wisconsin

To view full coverage of the event click here

Back in 1965, Senators Gaylord Nelson and Walter Mondale, along with members of the Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Tribe and 138 canoeists, paddled the Namekagon River
to draw attention to the fact that the river should remain "Wild and Scenic".

In 1968 Senator Gaylord Nelson helped the Namekagon become a protected river under the federally designated "Wild and Scenic" Act, administered by the National Parks Service.

Now, the American Transmission Company wants to run a huge 345,000 volt bulk transfer
high voltage transmission line across the river with steel towers reaching 15 stories tall.
Gaylord Nelson says the plan is a "bad idea" and that there should be "no line" across the Namekagon. Nelson joined hundreds of canoeists from throughout the region.

Sponsored by The River Alliance of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Stewardship Network,
SOUL, Save Our Unique Lands, WI Environmental Decade, Anishinaabe Niijii/Protect The Earth.

Hear Gaylord Nelson speak about the Namekagon Rive...
 visit the web site of the Superior Broadcast Network

To learn more about the Flooded Cree Lands and social impact of the source of the electricity for this proposed "Duluth" transmission line and to view photos of Gaylord Nelson on the Namekagon visit the web site of

Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy --  JustEnergy Campaign

Gaylord Nelson's latest book, "Beyond Earth Day"


Another interesting pro-active and pro-earth initiative similar to the one that brought Gaylord Nelson to the Namekagon is the

7th Generation Amendment

(Become involved. Help protect our land with this proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America)