Protect Valley Creek http://protectvalleycreek.info Citizens for Valley Creek Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:57:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 KSTP: Endangered Bumble Bee Could Stand in Way of Afton Sewage Plant Construction http://protectvalleycreek.info/in-the-press/kstp-endangered-bumble-bee-could-stand-in-way-of-afton-sewage-plant-construction/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:14:19 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=854 KSTP, 4 April 2017 Watch video report on kstp.com A variety of bumble bee recently added to the U.S. Endangered Species List is at the center of a push to stop construction of a new sewage treatment plant in Afton.]]> Press Release: Endangered Bee Under Threat from Afton Sewage Construction http://protectvalleycreek.info/calls-for-action/press-release-endangered-bee-under-threat-from-afton-sewage-construction-2/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:33:11 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=840 Letter from Citizens for Valley Creek’s lawyer to Afton, re: endangered bee in project area (April 3, 2017) http://protectvalleycreek.info/correspondence/environment/letter-from-citizens-for-valley-creeks-lawyer-to-afton-re-endangered-bee-in-project-area/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:12:21 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=829 Urgent: February 2017 Call for Action http://protectvalleycreek.info/calls-for-action/february-2017-call-for-action/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:57:20 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=791 Urgent: January Call for Action: Protect Valley Creek and Native American Cultural Resources from the City of Afton’s Sewage Project http://protectvalleycreek.info/calls-for-action/call-for-action-protect-valley-creek-and-native-american-cultural-resources-from-the-city-of-aftons-sewage-project/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 20:01:04 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=771 Afton projects on hold because of tribes’ concerns http://protectvalleycreek.info/in-the-press/afton-projects-on-hold-because-of-tribes-concerns/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:33:40 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=739 By Mary Devine, Pioneer Press, October 31st, 2016 Four major projects in downtown Afton are on hold after representatives of tribal governments expressed concerns about possible ancient American Indian burial sites.]]> Public comments to MPCA in response to September 1, 2016 deadline http://protectvalleycreek.info/calls-for-action/public-comments-to-mpca-in-response-to-september-1-2016-deadline/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:38:40 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=723 An Urgent Call for Action to Protect the Rattlesnake Mound in Afton (deadline Sept 1, 4:30PM CST) http://protectvalleycreek.info/calls-for-action/call-for-action-to-protect-the-rattlesnake-mound/ Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:14:56 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=694 This is why Afton is scanning for ancient Indian burial mounds http://protectvalleycreek.info/in-the-press/this-is-why-afton-is-scanning-for-ancient-indian-burial-mounds/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:03:48 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=683 By Mary Devine, Pioneer Press, March 28th, 2016 The city of Afton has hired Archaeo-Physics, LLC, to determine whether a proposed $4 million wastewater treatment project would threaten ancient American Indian burial sites. The meter is one of several methods being used to help map the area. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, a state-level agency, has said the sewer project’s storm-water retention pond could pose a risk to the nearby burial mound called Rattlesnake Effigy. Under state law, the council has the authority to protect Indian burial sites.]]> URGENT ACTION: Just one email from a tribe can pause the desecration http://protectvalleycreek.info/calls-for-action/urgent-action-just-one-email-from-a-tribe-can-pause-the-desecration/ Tue, 29 Dec 2015 01:47:43 +0000 http://protectvalleycreek.info/?p=561