From Line 3 to PolyMet to the Upper Harbor Terminal and beyond, Minnesota is experiencing a confluence of increasingly urgent and fluid developments that threaten the natural environment and Indigenous lands. The opportunities to engage cross urban and rural regions — both in-person and remotely — and require a multidisciplinary, multifaceted approach.

It is part of the Civic Engagement Center’s mission to help the Macalester community understand the context for engagement, particularly for issues that affect a large number of students, faculty, and staff. This page includes contextual information and overviews by topic, a variety of ways to get engaged, and more. Please note that participants of in-person engagement will be expected to follow the Mac Stays Safer Covid-19 safety protocols.

Photo showing a stream with large boulders in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Questions or Comments?

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