The Takshanuk Watershed Council is disappointed that the CVN did not contact a representative for comment on last week’s article titled, “Watershed Council Won’t Review Mine.” Although TWC is not currently working with the Haines Borough on the development of a mining forum, we have received funding to bring informative speakers to Haines and we will be working to find experts who offer the best factual information and experience on this topic. In addition, we will continue to monitor fish habitat and water quality in the Porcupine mining area among other areas in the watershed. TWC is committed to providing quality scientific information to the community of Haines, so that as a community we can make the best, well-informed decisions that benefit the natural ecology, economy and quality of life valued by all residents.

Meredith Pochardt

Interim Executive Director