The County Fair is one of the few things in Crawford County that has remained in Gays Mills from the days when the village used to be the county seat. This, much like the fair itself, hearkens back to times when the county seat had to be a reasonable horse-ride from any point in the county. Crawford Stewardship Project was pleased to once again be a part of this celebration of our rural community.
The Driftless EcoScape from Valley Stewardship Network was awesome (despite the leaks, which served as further lessons on how uncontrolable water really is in a driftless karst landscape) and helped engage many more people than in past, especially younger folks. The value of having children spray down the model and watch how run-off can enter the river is hard to overstate.
The lovely little bookmark give-away was another nice little addition to the stand and helped get our name and information out more widely (again, especially to younger folks).
Crawford Stewardship Project is committed to continuing our presence at this event. This is one more key place to have our ear to the ground for upcoming issues as well as an important part of our outreach efforts to all citizens of the county who care about our communities and the land and waterways we all rely on.
Kids love making it rain on the Driftless EcoScape!
CSP Coordinator Marinella Pro and Board Vice President Rob Horwich share a laugh during a lull in the fair traffic