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September 10 | Issue #17
A Heart of the Continent Dark Sky Initiative
Preserving International Dark Skies
Quetico, La Verendrye, and Pigeon River Provincial Parks, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in the Superior National Forest, and Voyageurs National Park teamed up with U.S. National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division and Starry Skies Lake Superior IDA. Together the agencies are working towards a large dark sky region. This week we are celebrating a first big step with the certification of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness as a Dark Sky Sanctuary.
Photo -High Falls and Comet NEOWISE - Travis Novitsky @travis_novitsky
The Pigeon River separates two countries but shares the water and the sky of our beloved public lands.
Heart of the Continent Partnership is working with our public land managers to help build vibrant and resilient communities that value and protect public lands in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario including initiatives like preserving our dark skies.