Parade on the Pipeline / Party for the Planet

  • Rio, Wisconsin

If you live in Wisconsin and love the outdoors, you know our state offers beautiful forests, rich farmland, glacial lakes, pristine rivers, and more. What you may not know is that Wisconsin is also home to the world’s largest tar sands pipeline, which bisects the state in a corridor running from Superior to Delevan. Enbridge, a $126 billion Canadian company with a terrible safety record, wants to expand its pipeline network throughout the Midwest to transport tar sands from the Canadian boreal forests to the Gulf Coast, likely for export.

With the existing pipeline corridor and the addition of a proposed new pipeline, more than 2 million barrels of tar sands oil will flow through Wisconsin each day, endangering our land, water, and communities.

On June 24, people across the state will gather at four PEOPLE ON THE PIPELINE events to enjoy some of the special outdoor places threatened by Enbridge’s pipelines. Each event will offer fun recreational activities and an opportunity to learn about the precious resources Enbridge puts at risk and ways we can protect them.

If you live in or near Columbia County, join PARADE ON THE PIPELINE / PARTY FOR THE PLANET for a picnic, parade, and more!

What: Parade on the Pipeline / Party for the Planet
When: 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Intersection of Hwy.16 & Williams Road
RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/PeopleOnThePipeline
Contact: olumbia County WiSE, ColumbiaCountyWiSE@gmail.com, (608) 571-3588

This will be a fun family-friendly event featuring hayrides, kites, lawn games, hula-hoops, and free Sassy Cow ice cream. Bring your own lunch and wear a hat for the 1:00 p.m. parade. Learn about property rights and pipeline environmental impacts. Hay bales will be provided for sitting, but feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. Free kites will be given to the first 20 kids!