Just a reminder the May meeting of the Friends of the Black River will be Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we will meet in the shelter at Al Young Park in Black River Falls.
Sand mining to be topic of next Friends of the Black River meeting April 11 at the Jackson County Bank
Mining sand for the oil drilling industry has created much discussion in the Black River watershed as well as throughout western Wisconsin. The issue of sand mining will be the topic of the April meeting of the Friends of the Black River (FBR).
Karl Green, Community Natural Resource Economic Development agent from La Crosse County, will give a presentation on sand mining at the Wednesday, April 11 meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Jackson County Bank.
Green’s presentation will give a geologic overview of where the sands are mined in the Coulee Region for the hydrofracking (fracing) industry, as well as the issues local citizens and government officials face when a sand-mine site is proposed in their communities.
Green has been speaking at a number of other forums and meetings around the regtion, providing information about the economical and environmental impacts of sand mining. His presentation describes what frac sand is, where frac sand is located in western Wisconsin, how it is used, what market forces affect frac sand mining, the advantages and disadvantages of frac sand mining, the process of hydrofracking and what chemicals are involved at oil drilling sites and how citizens can address with the issues surrounding the mining.
There is no admission charged and public is encouraged to attend Green’s presentation.
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Reminder to catch DNR volunteer monitoring coordinators Owen Boyle and Kris Stepenuck on The Larry Meiller Show live from 11-11:45 Wednesday, March 21 on these WPR Ideas Network stations or online. http://wpr.org/ideas/#stations
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