Despite declining U.S. bee populations remaining a critical, national issue, the City of Afton is pressing ahead with a sewage project that threatens one of the the last known habitats of the endangered Rusty-patched Bumble Bee.
Protect Valley Creek and the St. Croix River from Pollution!
Protect Native American Cultural Resources from Destruction!
The sewage project is located just 300 feet from Valley Creek!
No spill plan is in place and there is no plan for endangered species!
Urgent: January Call for Action: Protect Valley Creek and Native American Cultural Resources from the City of Afton’s Sewage Project
With the project rerouted away from the Rattlesnake mound, the remaining area of concern now shifts to the sewage drainage field planned for a hill above Valley Creek, likely to permanently destroy Native American cultural artifacts and pollute the creek.
Comments retrieved via a data request.
The proposed Afton Wastewater Treatment Facility project will have a significant and permanent impact on important Native American archaeological and cultural resources, particularly the 1000-year-old Rattlesnake Effigy. We are asking for official comments from federally-recognized tribes to be submitted to the MPCA by September 1, 2016
Call for action