Tuesday, Jan 31st. All progressives welcome! This is an opportunity to see where you fit into the Democratic Party of Door County. We will have tables representing various issues and action items. (Clean water, Women’s Rights, Outreach, Local Elections, etc). We will also have a table where you can share ideas and network with others. The Democratic party is what you make of it! We the people, are greater than fear! Free of charge. All ages. Light refreshments provided. For latest upto date info click here.
Protect Our Water (POW) invites you to join a conversation with Gordon Stevenson at:Door County Fire Co.
38 S 3rd Avenue Sturgeon Bay, WI
December 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Gordon will speak on northeast Wisconsin’s vulnerable geology and the impacts of expanding industrial agriculture in northeast Wisconsin, and what that means for the landscape and citizens living there. He will specifically address the S&S Ag expansion in Door County, which will increase its facility’s concentrated animal population to over 10,000. Gordon will bring us up to speed on how this will impact tax payers, Door County tourism, property values, roads and more.The CAFO* industry has arrived in Door County.
Gordon is a 26 year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. His last assignment was serving as the Chief of Runoff Management until his retirement in January of 2011. He had overall responsibility for voluntary, regulatory, agricultural and urban programs related to non-point source water pollution abatement in Wisconsin.
His professional expertise includes watershed-based water resource protection and control of diffuse water pollution sources. Gordon had been instrumental in development of policies and administrative codes for the State of Wisconsin involving both agricultural and urban non-point source water pollution.
In particular, Gordon has been an architect of Wisconsin’s environmental programs that apply to Wisconsin’s extensive livestock industry. He wrote and issued the first permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Wisconsin, developed technical guidance for abatement of agricultural pollutants in both surface water and groundwater and was the voice of the Department of Natural Resources to Wisconsin’s livestock producer community.
*Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Gordon Stevenson will walk the public through what is happening with today’s farming practices, what that means for future farming and development. There will be an open question and answer session after Gordon’s program in an effort to engage the community in this conversation.
We need 6 to 8 working computers – They need to be Windows XP or later with WiFi – either laptop or tower. We only need them for a week, Nov. 1-8, they can be returned. Please check your closets and garages for that old one you replaced. If you find a serviceable computer there, please call Allin at 492-2912. You can delete your most personal of files or set User to Guest but otherwise, they do not need to be wiped.
47 Dems mostly from Door County but also from Chicago, Denver, Norway and Sweeden gathered to cheer and boo the first Presidential debate. All totally agreed with the polling that Hillary proved herself worthy of the nation’s trust.
Next Watch Party is at 7:00pm, Tuesday, October 4th.
Our first post-Labor Day canvass will focus on communities in northern Door County. We need canvassers. We need drivers. We need snacks and bottles of water. There is no more later, folks. We have very little time to do what is necessary to make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States, that she has a friendly Congress to work with, and that Lynn Utesch is representing our district in Madison. We’re all busy. We’re all tired. Door County presents its own unique challenges this time of year. I know all this, I really do. This is too important for any one of us to not do our part because we couldn’t be bothered. No matter your schedule, I can find something meaningful for you to do with this campaign. Sign up for next weekend’s canvass below or give me a call at 603-731-2959. Or click here to do an on-line registration.