Crawford Stewardship Project attended the hearing, lobby-day, and rally to do what we could to put a stop to SB 349 which would strip local governments of the ability to regulate mining through anything but zoning. The hearing went on for nine hours and many important voices never had the chance to speak before they had to leave. The rally and testimony from those affected by mines in their neighborhoods was as powerful and moving as the rest of the hearing was uninspiring. The bill appears to have been beaten back until Spring, but we must remain vigilant, lest it come back slightly tweaked and with more support.
Sand miners from across the globe gathered to plan the exploitation of our beautiful hills and bluffs in the Radisson hotel ($1400 to attend and $700/night minimum – sorry, no moles!). There they were met by over 60 fractivists from across the Midwest drumming, chanting, singing, and making the silenced voices of the Earth and the People heard! It was an inspiring action with rousing speeches, a farcicle fracking skit, banner drops, and a rowdy surprise mass drop-in to the conference itself!
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CSP outing on the Wisconsin River Sept 1 2013. In the background are the lands just to the east of the proposed sand mine.
Aug. 17, 7:00 pm
Crawford Stewardship Project Benefit Concert with Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Andy Juhl from NW Iowa, New Community Center Village Hall, 16381 State Hwy 131, Gays Mills. Local, homemade refreshments available, $5 donation requested. Check out Andy at andyjuhl.com. More info to come your way!
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June 27th, 7pm:
Screening of "Frac Sand Land, The Incredible Story of the Vanishing Hills" by Robert Nehmann of Allamakee County Protectors. Event will be held in Richland Center at UW Richland Campus Melvill Hall--Pippin Conference Room, 1200 Hwy 14W. There will be a panel discussion following the film with Robert Nehmann and Bridgeport Concerned Citizens (BCC). Event is co-sponsored by: Crawford Stewardship Project, Richland County Stewardship Project and Gays Mills Public Library
June 28th, 7pm
Screening of "Frac Sand Land, The Incredible Story of the Vanishing Hills" by Robert Nehmann of Allamakee County Protectors. Event will be held in the Board Room at the Gays Mills Commerce Center. There will be a panel discussion following the film with Robert Nehmann and Bridgeport Concerned Citizens (BCC). Event is co-sponsored by: Crawford Stewardship Project, Richland County Stewardship Project and Gays Mills Public Library.
Thanks to everyone who came to our screening of, "The Price of Sand." We filled the board room...and the hall! We also had some great discussion after, including updates from a few leaders on what their towns are doing to prevent frac sand mining in their communities.
7pm: Screening of "The Price of Sand" at Gays Mills Community Center. Hosted by CSP. Event is free, but donations are appreciated. See trailer of documentary here: http://thepriceofsand.com/. Download a copy of the poster as a PDF or JPG.
Saturday, June 23
The "Love the Land" fundraiser on Feb. 9 was a success, with spectacular music, silent auction, beer, and snacks. Thanks to all who volunteered and came to share the celebration with us.
Bad Axe Blue Band
Sat, Feb. 9, 7:00pm
Crawford Stewardship Project Music and Dance Benefit, "Love the Land"
with Bad Axe Blues Band, Gays Mills Community Commerce Center. Join us for an evening of celebration of the beauty of the land and people working so diligently to regulate and/or oppose frac sand mining in our communities. We're planning a silent art auction of local art. Local micro-brewery beer will be sold from the new Driftless Brewing Company. Proceeds will go to help pay for the many staff hours and legal expenses incurred working on this issue. Please save the date!
Public Sand Mining Presentations and Discussion
Event will be held from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Prairie du Chien City Hall, 214 E. Blackhawk Ave. This CSP sponsored event will include local government's role, citizen experience locally and from the NW part of the state, health concerns, geology, etc. plus participant discussion. Read more...
April 22, 10 am Deer Browse Impact on Forests Workshop, sponsored by Kickapoo Initiative. Event is in Scott Township, Crawford County. Fee is $10, bring a bag lunch, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-872-2297 to register Read more...
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m
Join us in the Board Room of the new Gays Mills Commerce Center, 16381 State Hwy 131, Gays Mills and enjoy viewing “Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story
”. This film is sure to spark our discussion, which will follow the viewing. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
This Emmy Award-winning production is from the team that created “Minnesota: A History of the Land”. “Troubled Waters” traces the development of America's bountiful heartland and its effect on the legendary river. Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film offers solutions to the river's pollution problems through fresh ideas and concrete solutions.
Sponsored by Crawford Stewardship Project and the Gays Mills Library
July 30, 2011 Kickapoo Country Fair at Organic Valley Coop at La Farge. CSP will have a booth.
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to sign up to staff. Event offers an opportunity to share information with folks from all over the state. Materials and staffing information will be at the booth.
July 21-24, 2011 Thursday-Sunday Crawford County Fair in Gays Mills. CSP will have a booth.
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to sign up to staff. This is an opportunity for conversation on CAFOs, farming, and resources with a wide variety of folks. Materials and guidelines for staffing will be at the booth.
June 11, 2011 Karst Identification Workshop with Dr. Kelvin Rudolfo. Field trip to nearby karst features.
Report on geology and drinking water
May 21, 2011 Migratory Birds and Plants Of the Lower Kickapoo Valley
May 14, 2011
Karst Identification Workshop poster to download
May 5th, 2011
March 19th, 2011
GETTING RENEWABLES and
GREEN DESIGN NOW FOR THE FUTURE
February 19, 2011
Birds and Music - DNR Forest Ecologist Mike Mossman in a presentation of bird and habitat surveys in the lower Wisconsin River and lower Kickapoo River
November 9, 2010
Farmers Panel - Presentation and discussion of farming in the Driftless region
October 19, 2010
Movie - "Food Inc."
October 16, 2010
What is Karst? - Karst Identification Workshop and Field Trip
October 6, 2010
What is Karst? - Karst Identification Workshop
August 7, 2010
Karst Identification Workshop and Field Trip
June 26, 2010
Karst Identification Workshop
April 17, 2010
Popcorn and Movie Event - King Corn and Big River
March 20, 2010
Learn about Red Shouldered Hawks
November 12, 2009
Farmer Panel Discussion
October 24, 2009
Popcorn and Movie Event - "Fresh"
October 10, 2009
Karst Identification and Reporting Workshop and Field Trip
August 1st and 22nd, 2009
Karst Identification and Reporting Workshops and Field Trips
April 24, 2009
Popcorn and Movie Event - "The Organic Opportunity: Small Farms and Ecomonic Development" and "King Corn"
April 2, 2009
Methane Digesters - Fact and Fiction
March 19, 2009
Birds, Plants and Animals....
March 13-15th 2009
CAFO Conference - Family Farm Defenders
Food Sovereignty: Food, Agriculture and Democracy
April 5, 2008
Notes From CAFO Conference - Environmental Impacts of large Livestock Operations Conference.