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
“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.
Crawford Stewardship Project Grant Funding
August 15, 2011Crawford Stewardship Project, located in Crawford County, WI, was awarded a $4,000 grant by RESIST, Inc., a national progressive foundation based in Somerville, Massachusetts.
“This grant has offered the opportunity for us to continue our to work on issues surrounding concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs),” according to Edie Ehlert, CSP Coordinator. In particular, CSP is using some of the funds to hire an independent agricultural consultant to review the nutrient management plans and reports of the Wauzeka CAFO in order to better understand the potential manure spreading issues and abandonment plans of the old lagoon at the site.
In addition, “Building our supporter base through education on the issue by attending community events such as the Crawford County Fair offers opportunity for discussion of various opinions among our diverse community,” comments Ellen Brooks, CSP board member.
RESIST began in 1967 as the funder of first resort for hundreds of active progressive grassroots groups working for social change. “We are honored to receive this grant, to be a part of this group as we work here on this rural social justice issue that so compromises rural quality of life for residents close to CAFOs and drives out traditional agriculture and natural resource based tourism,” states Lamar Janes, CSP Board member.
“Each year, RESIST funds groups like Crawford Stewardship Project because our mission is to support people who take a stand about the issues that matter today,” says RESIST board chair Miabi Chatterji.
For more information on CSP go to www.crawfordstewardshipproject.org, write to PO Box 284, Gays Mills, WI 54631, or phone 608-735-4277.