Whether it is the construction of the state’s largest hog farm in Crawford County, massive PFAS pollution in La Crosse County, or lead pipes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s clean water is under attack. Water is life and it is time for Wisconsinites to demand that our leaders protect our water. Right now waterways in the Driftless Region are being put at risk by plans to construct the largest hog farm in Wisconsin above the banks of the Kickapoo River. These plans are being moved forward without even an Environmental Impact Statement to make sure our waters will be protected. We need to take action to protect Wisconsin’s clean water AND draw public attention to this important issue!
Please join Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Crawford Stewardship Project for a major press event and rally to demand an Environmental impact Statement before construction. Speakers will included elected leaders, water quality experts, small family farm owners and neighbors concerned about the impacts this farm will bring to the area.
This event will be held at the scenic overlook in Ferryville Wisconsin, across the street from Jerry’s Sportsman Bar and Grill. We will be meeting at 11:30 AM and the press event will begin at 12:00 PM. We need as many activists on site as possible to hold signs behind the speakers and hopefully line up on the streets with signs promoting clean water in Wisconsin. We will even have water samples available from waters impacted by CAFOs so the public can see the damage they can do.
Media from La Crosse, Madison and local rural papers will be invited to cover the event.