Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats
of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable land use,
environmental justice, and local control of natural resources

Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of RESIST, Inc. RESIST funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental justice movements.

“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 CAFO Conference.

"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 slaughter practices?"
Dr. Temple Grandin



Hello everyone!

Many of you are already aware of the Citizen’s Water Lobby
Day scheduled for February 8th down in Madison at the State Capitol.  Mary Dougherty, Don Ystad, and I are working our bachsides off to pull this event together and make it a huge success.

I am reaching out to everyone on the SRWN list to ask for your assistance in sharing the information to your emails distribution list, facebook pages, websites, and by which ever other means you choose to communicate with your group members.

ALL OF YOU are invited to have your individual groups represented at this event.  We brainstormed a ton of groups to connect with and I apologize if specific groups were overlooked.  No one was excluded on purpose and we encourage your participation.

I have simply copied the information email below that went out to over 50 groups earlier this morning.  It has all the necessary information and links to the various forms.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, feel free to connect with any questions you may have!

Criste Greening


Last week you were sent an introductory letter giving you a heads up on Citizen’s Water Lobby Day scheduled for February 8th in Madison.

First and foremost, thank you to all the organizations and grassroots groups who have responded with such positive feedback and the request for additional information.  We are hoping to pack the Capitol with both citizen and organization participation.

Here are the basics:

  • Event is scheduled from 11AM - 3PM on February 8th

  • Information and display area is open to public and representatives 11AM - 3PM

    • This will be held in Hearing Rm 425 SW Wing

    • All organizations and grassroots groups are encouraged to host a table (free of charge) sharing their group’s information and discussing water concerns with attendees

    • Please confirm with us if your group is interested in reserving a table

  • Various speakers starting at 1PM

    • We are in the process of lining up speakers from various groups (CAFOs, Pipelines, Fracking etc.)  all sharing the same theme within their individual message relating to clean and abundant water for all.

  • Silent Parade following speakers (Approx. 2:30ish)

    • We hope to have numerous media outlets lined up to capture the moment as all our unique groups unite over one concern - WATER

  • Talking points will be gathered and printed for individuals willing to discuss water issues with State officials on hand or who may be hiding in their offices

Although we will be connecting with all state officials inviting them and encouraging their attendance on February 8th, we strongly encourage each of you to also contact your State Reps and do the same.  Hearing from voting constituents is much more powerful than a random email sent on behalf of an organization.

On the poster provided is a link to reserve a seat on one of 6 charter buses that will be traveling to Madison on February 8th from various locations around the state.  This is also free of charge thanks to a very generous donor from the Concerned Rome Citizen’s group.  WE NEED TO PACK THE BUSES!  

This event could quite possibly be the “Game Changer” for water policy in Wisconsin.  It is essential that we leverage this event to the fullest and demand elected officials sit up and take notice.  We ask that you share the announcements to your group email lists, web pages, facebook accounts, and by any other means in which you communicate.

Below you will find various links to the February event.  Please share far and wide to help us make this a huge success.  I have included not only the direct link but the URL as well if you prefer.

We look forward to hearing from you.   Will you and your organization commit to being a part of Citizen’s Water Lobby Day on February 8th.

Criste Greening
Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network

Event Poster with bus link

Sign the petition to send a message to your legislators regarding clean and abundant water for all

Water Petition - Demand Clean Water and Responsible Water Policy in Wisconsin link

Bus Reservation Link

For those who wish to contribute to offset costs for this and future events

Go Fund Me - Citizen’s Water Lobby Day

Criste Greening
6451 Oak St
Wisc. Rapids, WI 54494

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To save you all time scrolling and to be able to update or cancel events in real-time, we have put our Community Calendar on Google Calendar link. If you too have a Google Calendar, you can now link these events into your schedule with a couple clicks!

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State of our union is tied to the state of our climate
Citizens' Climate Lobby responds to 2015 State of the Union
full story here

Interactive "fraccidents" map, state by state. Access the page for Arkansas at
The other states are also accessible.

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.


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 resources.

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 you.

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

Crawford Stewardship Project Facebook page