Get on the Bus! Travel to the State Capitol for the Feb. 19 Senate Hearing on the Frac Sand Issue

We need to fill two buses on Feb. 19 to show Minnesota legislators we want meaningful action on the frac sand issue. The first Minnesota legislative hearing on the frac sand issue is happening Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at noon, in the Senate Environment and Policy Committee, and we need a full house.

LSP plans a press conference that day at 11 a.m. in Room 125 of the State Capitol and the hearing is in Room 123 of the State Capitol at noon. If you want information on testifying, contact Bobby King at 612-722-6377 or bking@landstewardshipproject.org. Donations toward the cost of the buses are welcome but not required. Please pack a lunch, as no meal stops are planned.

• Bus 1: Houston – Winona – Wabasha – Red Wing bus. Contact Donna Buckbee of Houston County Protectors (507-864-2632 or tarantulaarms@acegroup.cc) to reserve your seat; this bus seats 55 people.

- 7:15 a.m. leave Houston from Barista's Coffee House. (Barista's will open early that day at 6:30 a.m.)

- 7:45 a.m. in Winona at the JC Penney parking lot (Hwy. 61 and Pelzer St.)

- 8:45 a.m. in Wabasha — City of Wabasha overflow parking lot across from Supervalu.

- 9:45 a.m. in Red Wing — Target Store parking lot just off Tyler Road on the north side of town.

- 10:40 a.m. Arrive at the Capitol.

- 3 p.m. Start the return trip.

• Bus 2: St. Charles – Rochester bus. Contact Johanna Rupprecht at LSP (507-523-3366 or jrupprecht@landstewardshipproject.org) to reserve your seat; this bus seats 42 people.

- 8:15 a.m. leave St. Charles from Amish Ovens (I-90 & Hwy 74 – park in the lower restaurant lot).

- 9 a.m. in Rochester at Walmart South (located on Hwy 63, just north of Hwy. 52 — park in the northwest section of the parking lot, by the retaining wall).

- 10:30 a.m. Arrive at the Capitol.

- 3 p.m. Start the return trip.