Tag Archives: Friends of Coldwater

Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Springs again threatened

The Metropolitan Council plans to authorize a new sewer replacement near the main limestone fracture that delivers some water to Coldwater. It is a violation of the 2001 Coldwater protection law, the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act and the 1805 U.S. Treaty With the Sioux. The last the Metropolitan Council construction project was the […]

Susu Jeffrey: Can an “inconvenient law” protect the sacred Coldwater Spring?

Jeffrey: Neither the state, nor a unit of metropolitan government, nor a political subdivision of the state may take any action that may diminish the flow of water to or from Camp Coldwater Springs.

Susu Jeffrey: Appointed Officials Set to Okay Illegal Project

THE LAW

Section 1. [PROTECTION OF NATURAL FLOW.]

Neither the state, nor a unit of metropolitan government, nor a political subdivision of the state may take any action that may diminish the flow of water to or from Camp Coldwater Springs. All projects must be reviewed under the Minnesota Historic Sites Act and the Minnesota Field Archaeology Act with regard to the flow of water to or from Camp Coldwater Springs. (passed in 2001)

Reflections on Coldwater

Reflections on Coldwater Written after the final Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) meeting regarding the determination of Wetland A at Coldwater Springs. Development is not necessarily improvement: that attitude is a 19th century/20th century intellectual construct. We are now in the 21st century, and a new construct that recognizes that development may be a curse […]

Lea Foshee> Who Will Save Our Children?

Who Will Save Our Children?  By Lea Foushee     WAMM Newsletter    May 2012   It’s predicted that the next battles in the world will be over water, and indeed in some places they have already begun. We tend to think that scarcity of clean water is more of a problem on other continents. Yet, […]

The Coldwater Spring Willow is Gone

As part of the renovation of the 27-acre Coldwater Spring site, the mighty willow that guarded the reservoir is no more.