Expo '74 + 50: the Unfinished Work Register

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024; 9:00 AM3:00 PM  (Pacific)

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Expo '74 + 50: the Unfinished Work

Protecting Coeur d'Alene Lake: one of the earth's most beautiful lakes and headwaters for the Spokane River, Coeur d'Alene Lake is also polluted. The lake is a tailings' pond for the Coeur d'Alene mining district -- with 60-80 million tons of toxic material on the lake bottom. To know the lake is to know its watershed: the great forest fire of 1910, massive logging, and mining's riches and wreckage. During the 1996 flood event, over a million pounds of lead flowed into Coeur d'Alene Lake and, some, into the Spokane River. In the decade after Expo '74, major battles erupted here over logging and mining pollution. We honor the Coeur d'Alene Tribe for leading the effort to protect their homeland and the lake. This event will focus on remedies for Coeur d'Alene Lake -- the unfinished work of Expo '74.To prepare: a useful video to watch that exploded the watershed's mine waste issues is "Get the Lead Out": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qabM16_ilH0

Carpool: meet at the parking lot for the Cedars Floating Restaurant, Blackwell Island, Coeur d'Alene.

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47.67838280,-116.80609600 John Osborn john@waterplanet.ws MM/DD/yyyy amOUuwqNAzpGSXwtHmnd12740

Organized By: Upper Columbia River Group

Location: Carpool: meet at the parking lot for the Cedars Floating Restaurant, Blackwell Island, Coeur d'Alene.

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Event Organizers:
John Osborn
   john@waterplanet.ws
   (509) 939-1290
Carolyn Leon
   lonestar4@aol.com
   (509) 230-2116

Protecting Coeur d'Alene Lake:  one of the earth's most beautiful lakes and headwaters for the Spokane River, Coeur d'Alene Lake is also polluted. The lake is a tailings' pond for the Coeur d'Alene mining district -- with 60-80 million tons of toxic material on the lake bottom. To know the lake is to know its watershed:  the great forest fire of 1910, massive logging, and mining's riches and wreckage. During the 1996 flood event, over a million pounds of lead flowed into Coeur d'Alene Lake and, some, into the Spokane River. In the decade after Expo '74, major battles erupted here over logging and mining pollution. We honor the Coeur d'Alene Tribe for leading the effort to protect their homeland and the lake. This event will focus on remedies for Coeur d'Alene Lake -- the unfinished work of Expo '74.

9:00- Meet in the parking lot of the Cedars Floating bridge at Blackwell Island in Coeur d' Alene. Welcome, introductions, sign release form, go over schedule for the day.
9:15- 9:45- Past and future of Lake Coeur d' Alene 
9:45-11:00- Drive to Wallace (Pulaski Tunnel Trail) 
11:00-12:15- Wallace: The Big Burn and Ranger Ed Pulaski, hero (short walk on the tunnel trail)
12:30- Picnic at Smelterville City Park (bring your own lunch)
12:45-1:30 Uncle Bunker: the Bunker Hill Lead Smelter
1:45- Cataldo Mission: Expo '74, Toxic Floods, Forest Destruction, Climate Crisis, Ethics
3:00- Close

Bring: Lunch and water.

Additional Directions: Directions to Pulaski Tunnel Trail (Wallace): Take exit 61 * I-90 Off ramp: take a right onto Harry Magnuson Road, * then LEFT onto Front Road * RIGHT onto 2nd street * RIGHT onto QUEEN street * LEFT onto KING street - go about 3/4 mile to the historic marker and trail start

Carpool: We will carpool as needed once we leave Cedars Restaurant.

Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.

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