Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) and Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment (BLUE) will not march in the Brainerd Fourth of July parade this year. The parade unit's float needs repair and a truck may not be available to haul the float or a trailer. Instead of marching in the parade, BACP and BLUE will hold a peace and environmental justice vigil on Monday, July 5 before BACP's monthly meeting. The vigil will be held at the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets, Brainerd, across from the historic Brainerd water tower. The vigil is scheduled to last from 6 to nearly 7 p.m.
After the vigil ends, BACP will hold our monthly meeting in Gregory Park. Gregory Park is located at 511 North Fifth Street, Brainerd. BACP will meet at the southwest corner of Gregory Park across from the Brainerd United Church of Christ (UCC). If bad weather prevents the vigil from being held and meeting in Gregory Park, BACP will meet in the UCC upstairs library at 7 p.m. The UCC is located at 415 Juniper Street, Brainerd, near Gregory Park.
Everyone is welcome to join the BACP/BLUE peace and environmental justice vigil and the BACP monthly meeting. Please join us.
Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) holds our monthly meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at:
415 Juniper, Brainerd
(SW corner of Gregory Park)
Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks and social distancing are required.JOIN US!
Stop Line 3 vigils are being held by Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment (BLUE) and Brainerd Lakes Area Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The BLUE/DSA Stop Line 3 vigils are held on the first Saturday of every month. The vigils are held at the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets, Brainerd, across from the historic Brainerd water tower, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. BACP supports the Stop Line 3 vigils.
The Spring, 2021, BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2021.
Cleanup volunteers will meet at the former Cabin Fever restaurant parking lot, located off Highway 76 north of Little Falls, at 1 p.m. A short assembly will be held to plan the cleanup. Cleanup volunteers will wear masks and practice social distancing during the assembly.
Volunteers are encouraged to read the Adopt-a-Highway information posted here. Included in the Adopt-a-Highway information is how to report potentially hazardous materials encountered during the cleanup, tips to avoid poison ivy and other plants which cause itching, and Lyme Disease prevention advice.
In the event bad weather forces cancellation of the cleanup, a new date will be set.
Everyone is welcome to join the BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup. The project will be a great way to help the environment and share our message of peace. Please join us.
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