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.
“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.
If you didn't get a chance to tune into the Chris Moore show and hear CSP's Edie Ehlert speak on a panel discussing frac sand mining and fracking, don't worry. Here is the archived link:
We are sorry to report that the Bridgeport Town Board voted 2 to 1 against an administrative hearing for the Plaintiff's who filed a lawsuit against the Town for the decision to give a permit to Pattison Sand with virtually no conditions. News release on the decision follows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6VyF6hexQA
8/22 LWSRBoard Meeting
The Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board denied the four sand mining permits within the State Riverway in Bridgeport Township (6 against, and 2 for). They voted for the Riverway, the people, and for the intent of the law. We applaud the board members for their courage and thank all those who helped us to overflow the city hall and give a more inspiring vision for our River than the one Kyle Pattison has.
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