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.

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Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631


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.

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
~Aldo Leopold, 1948. A Sand County Almanac.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, Rescheduled

Come and learn more about the science behind Manure Digesters and their relationship to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

Please join us for an evening with Jim Poehling, a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin for over 30 years. Jim is vice president engineer of First Supply LLC in La Crosse and a partner in JMP Commissioning. He is LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) certified and is passionate about sustainable farming practices, and will address the myth about Manure Digesters being the "silver bullet" solution to properly managing large volumes of animal waste. Jim designed a heating system for a small scale digester and understands how they work. He will inform us about digester problems, their prohibitive cost and the truths and falsehoods of how digesters affect clean air and water.

This timely presentation is brought to you by Crawford Stewardship Project and Valley Stewardship Network. Presentation is at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of Vernon Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building (lower level), 507 S Main Street, Viroqua. Refreshments and social immediately following the presentation.

Contact CSP at 608-735-4277 or VSN at 608-637-3615 for more information.