“We abuse land because we regard
it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a
community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love
and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
"CAFOs are only profitable because so much of the cost
and damage is externalized onto the environment, neighbors and
wildlife. The monitoring, supervision, clean-up, restitution,
fines are not happening, thus the true cost of CAFOs never
find the way onto the balance books." Talking point from the
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated," Mahatma Gandhi
"Producers need to ask themselves what would the public
think? How would ten people picked at random from an airport
or bus station react to (your) animal rearing, transport or
Dr. Temple Grandin
~September 11th, 5pm: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Meeting. Wyalusing State Park (Peterson Shelter).
~September 15th, 5:30-9pm: Paul Cienfuegos Presentation on the Community Rights Movement. Arrival 5:30 pm -- sign in, enjoy a light meal, and discuss the issues and the movement that will empower us to deal with them. The program will be from 6-9 pm. Exact venue is still under discussion, but will be decided on soon. Contact Jim Gurley for exact location (email@example.com).
~September 16th, 1pm: Great River Grazers Pasture Walk. Don Austin's (608-778-4836) farm 1503 Austin Rd, Platteville, WI. Topics to include discussion in portable windbreak strategies and grazing sudan grass.
~September 20th-21st: We the People Are More Powerful than We Dare to Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule. You are invited and encouraged to to register for Paul Cienfuegos' Community Rights Workshop being offered in the Augusta Community Center, 601 Main St, Augusta, WI. The group will meet at 8:30am for coffee, tea, cocoa and light food, then the workshop will begin at 9am and continue until 6pm on both days.
Paul (paulcienfuegos.com) will guide participants through the history of corporate rule and the utility of Community Rights Ordinances which are about the inherent right of a local majority of residents to protect the health and welfare of their local communities. This can apply to land use and property values, water protection, air quality, and any other issue the community decides is critical to its welfare self determination. More than 160 communities have passed legally binding, locally enforceable ordinances – each of which defines what the community wants, reins in corporate so-called “rights,” and stops legal but harmful corporate activity dead in its tracks.
Prior registration is required. To register:
1.) Contact: 715-533-6275 to indicate registration. Please leave a message with name, phone, & email.
2.) Write Check: payable to Save the Hills Alliance, Inc. You must write “We The People – Augusta” on the check’s memo line. STHA, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation. Donations are tax deductible within limitations allowed by law; please request, if desired. Donation of $50-$150 per person is requested for the weekend workshop. Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided. Larger donations will help to defray costs for those with fewer resources. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
3.) Fill out Registration form. For the registration form, contact Glory Adams: firstname.lastname@example.org
4.) Mail check and registration form to Ken Lestrud, Treasurer, Save the Hills Alliance, N7225 690th St, Menomonie, WI 54751
You will not be registered until your donation check and registration form is received.
Sponsored locally by CES, Citizens for Environmental Stewardship.
~ September 24th, 6-9pm: “Triple Divide”, presented by the film makers themselves: Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic, of the Public Herald in Pennsylvania. On their way to the the Western hydro-fracking states, they will be showing their film about frac gas drilling in Pennsylvania as they travel through Wisconsin, the heart of frac sand, in their Tesla electric car. They are scheduled to speak and present Triple Divide at UW-LaCrosse (1725 State Street) on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Cartwright Center (student union on State Street), Room 332. Parking is available on State Street and surrounding neighborhoods.
~October 7th, 10:30am: Great River Grazers Pasture Walk. Don Boland's (608-734-3570) farm 18732 Hwy 27, Gays Mills, WI. Topics to include stockpiling and fall paddock management and review of three milkings in a two-day milk harvesting scheme.
~October 9th, 5pm: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Meeting. Wauzeka Village Hall.
~October 31st, 10am-2pm: Crawford County Clean Sweep at the Seneca Highway Shop (21515 State Highway 27, Seneca, WI 54654).
This beautiful, artistic and graphic display of our precious
karst geology is created by local photographic artist Rick
LaMartina. It measures 22" x 28" and you can have yours for
$16 plus $4 shipping.
Send orders postpaid to CSP, PO Box 284, Gays Mills, WI
Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Makes a great gift and conversation item.
Printed by Dairyland Printing, Viroqua, WI
Dowload the most recent CSP Newsletter Spring 2014
Crawford Stewardship Project is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of
Wisconsin. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed
Support CSP Send a check to:
Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631
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Water Quality Monitoring
CSP is looking for people to do
water quality monitoring around the Wauzeka CAFO, sand
mining operations, as well as other threatened waters in
Crawford County. Monitor training is free and provided by
Valley Stewardship Network.
Bridgeport Township Frac Sand Mine
Note that the area marked is just
general. The actual mine site is closer to the River on 3
properties, approximately 178 acres disturbed and 128 acres
mined of a 305 acre site in the Pattison Sand application.
News and Opinions about the Minnesota and Wisconsin Frac
Sand Boom, and its Environmental Health Implications.
All of us need to take an
active role in creating and forging the direction of future
growth in our area as well as protecting our natural
CSP has accomplished much in the past few years thanks to
the many people who have volunteered to help. Now more than
ever CSP needs your help. If you can give a few hours once
in a while or help with a few hours ongoing, we would
appreciate your efforts. CSP and would love to hear from
Read all about
what you can do....
Books and Videos about CAFOs, sustainable agriculture, water and
food issues, etc. available at the Crawford County libraries
Book and Video List