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 a nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax deductible.
Send a check to:
Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631
Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of the Wisconsin Community Fund.
RESIST, 259 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-623-5110, www.resistinc.org
“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.
CSP Recieves $4,000 from RESIST
Crawford Stewardship Project would like to thank RESIST for their generous grant of $4,000 to continue our project of empowering local communities for environmental justice. RESIST funds “organizations that are actively part of a movement for social change and demonstrate an understanding of the connections among oppressions” and has funded many influential organizations over the years viewed as too far outside the mainstream to qualify for most non-profit funding from the United Farm Workers to the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.
RESIST funds 100 organizations across the United States every year. “Most of our grantees reach across issues to connect communities and struggles. Their work spans anti-militarism, prisoners' rights, community organizing, GLBTQ justice, environmental justice, antiracism, disability rights, youth organizing, Native Peoples' rights and more. Since our founding in 1967, RESIST has awarded $5.5 million to nearly 5,200 dedicated progressive groups across the US. We rely 100% on the generosity of private individuals.”
To help this venerable group keep granting to great organizations (like us!) please consider donating:
12/30/14CSP receives $5000 from Wisonsin Communities Fund
After merging with Forward Community Investments, Wisconsin Communities Fund took a year to restructure, but are now back at doing what they do best: supporting Wisconsin non-profits working for positive social change who are too new, too small, or too controversial for mainstream non-profit funding. Crawford Stewardship Project is once again grateful for the generous financial support of Wisconsin Communities Fund and would like to congratulate our fellow grantees:
Hmong American Friendship Association, Inc. – Hmong Youth Empowerment
Help grow the pool of funds available for social justice grant-making in Wisconsin by donating to WCF
12/17/13Crawford County Votes Unanimously in Support of Local Control
We are happy to report that as of December 17th, Crawford County has joined the ranks of counties, townships, and villages who have passed resolutions against Senate Bill 349. The resolution against SB 349 was unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors after a presentation by Crawford County Conservationist Dave Troester who had been a part of adapting LaCrosse County's resolution for Crawford County in the Land Conservation Committee. “It would be a shame if all the time and money we spent on creating local ordinances were for naught,” Dave commented, noting that in his experience these were popular ordinances that local municipalities thought were important to protect the health, safety, and economy of their districts.
Crawford Stewardship Project couldn't agree more and we applaud our Crawford County Board of Supervisors for speaking out against the state's attempt to strip away local powers of self determination.
Let's keep this momentum going and keep adding to the resistance to this undemocratic bill before the State Senate takes it up again! Keep up the pressure on your state representatives, county government, and town and village governments to oppose this bill. And don't forget to thank those brave enough to stand up for our rights!
Crawford Stewardship Project Awarded MoveOn Minigrant
Crawford Stewardship Project co-coordinator, Forest Jahnke, has been selected as one of a hundred MoveOn Fracking Fighters in the US, further expanding Crawford Stewardship Project's reach into ever-wider networks of active citizens. Besides a $500 mini-grant, which is always appreciated, we look forward to receiving a number of tools to add to our toolkit as well as some trainings and networking which will allow us to coordinate and collaborate with other groups nationwide. Our struggles are too interconnected for us to work in isolation of each other. We hope to contribute our unique voice to this growing movement for sustainable solutions to our interconnected problems.
For those of you unable to catch Forest Jahnke, Kyle Pattison and others interviewed on Frac Sand mining on Q94 Great Country on November 26, 2013: audio
8/21 Lawsuit Filed
April 21, 2013
CSP's Edie Ehlert speak on a panel discussing frac sand mining and fracking.
on the Chris Moore show (Pittsburgh). Here is the archived link:
April 10, 2013
Crawford Stewardship Project was awarded the Citizen-based Monitoring Awardfor group Effort at the Monitoring Conference held this last weekend in Wisconsin Rapids. Of course, it is only because of the dedication of our water monitors that we are able to do this work. Thanks for all you do! Please see the news release below for more information on the award. If you would like more information on becoming a water monitor please see the article below on training dates.
April 12, 2013
Pattison Sand Frac Sand Mine Permit Passed in Bridgeport Township
Bridgeport Township Planning Commission and Board passed the Pattison Sand frac sand mine in March. Crawford Stewardship Project, Bridgeport Concerned Citizens, and Friends of the Lower Wisconsin are seeking legal review of the permit from attorney Glenn Reynolds of Reynolds & Associates of Madison, WI.
Kewaunee Cares Launches New Billboard Campaign
New Photos available of sand mines in Chippewa County.
Crawford Stewardship Project is co-sponsoring a public discussion on silica sand mining with the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library on June 23, 2012. Speakers will present information on the issues that affect citizens including health, safety and quality of life. For information....
April 17, 2012
Crawford County Board Passes 6 Month Moratorium on
Silica Sand Mining. More....
April 6, 2012
Crawford County Copper Creek High Capacity Well Information Update
February 4, 2012
Save Copper Creek
Dr. Long has decided to proceed with the test well near Copper Creek. This Wisconsin State Journal article was printed in the La Crosse Tribune and covers this development: http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/crawford-well-plan-moves-forward/article_3c05704a-3f32-11e1-8720-0019bb2963f4.html
Attorneys and scientists will be monitoring the test well operation on behalf of our organization. We will keep you informed.
Crawford Stewardship Project has been awarded a $3,200 grant by Wisconsin Community Fund to use to work on the sand mining issue and sustainable development in Crawford County,
August 15, 2011
Crawford Stewardship Project has been awarded a $4,000 grant by RESIST, Inc., a national progressive foundation based in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Karst Identification Workshop, 10:00-2:00. Join Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo for this free presentation and discussion of karst geology. Field trip to nearby karst features. Bring your own bag lunch, beverages provided. Co-sponosored by Crawford Stewardship Project, 608-735-4277 and the Soldiers Grove Public Library, 608-624-5815
July 13, 2011
Letter to DNR - Comments on the “Comment Summary and Response Related to a Proposed High Capacity Well Near Mount Sterling, WI
"On behalf of the 900 supporters of Crawford Stewardship Project, I am registering our opposition to granting approval of the high capacity well proposal of Darrell Long in Utica Township. Our opposition is based on the comments made by hydrogeologist Bob Nauta and the lack of study on effects on fish and other habitat of Copper Creek." Read more...
Save Copper Creek will be affiliated with the Gays Mills umbrella organization, Kickapoo Cultural Exchange, which is a 501 (c) 3 organization; thus, donations to Save Copper Creek are tax deductible.
Save Copper Creek welcomes concerned citizens to become involved in the organization. Inquiries can be made to Bob Van Hoesen, 18641 Gays View Road, Gays Mills, WI 54631, or at 735-4117 or email@example.com. Donations can be made out to "Save Copper Creek" and sent to the above address.
Crawford Stewardship Project representatives and neighbors met by phone with Mr. Lawrence Lynch of the DNR and Mr. Darrell Long, the owner of the proposed high capacity well. This well could take as much as 500,000 gallons of water per day from our local aquifer. Suggested actions:
Read the Environmental Assessment on the DNR website at: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/es/science/eis/eis.htm
Send Comments to: Lawrence.firstname.lastname@example.org. Lawrence Lynch, Hydrogeologist, 101 S. Webster St., Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707, 608-267-7553. Email is preferred. Official comment deadline is May 16, but Mr. Lynch said he will take comments the week of May 16.
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June 24th DNR Comments and Response Document on High Capacity Well
CSP Letter to the DNR about Proposed High Capacity Well
Letter to the Editor March 12, 2011
Crawford County Copper Creek High Capacity Well Information