Standing Against The Sand Storm

 

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STANDING AGAINST THE SAND STORM

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013

BLACK RIVER FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL/THE LUNDA CENTER

1202 PIERCE STREET

BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI  54615

REGISTRATION INCLUDING LUNCH: $15 DONATION

 

Registration  9:30 – 10:00

Welcome:   10:00 – 10:05 – Nate Timm

 

Resource Contacts Introduction 10:05 – 10:10 – Pat Popple

 

Opening Ceremony  10:10 – 10:25 – Bill Greendeer Ho-Chunk Nation

Keynote Speaker: 10:30 – 10:55 – Jeff Abbas World Gas and Oil Demand and Our Driftless Land

Panel Discussion  11:00 – 12:00  Moderator: Jody McIlrath – Examples of Negative Impacts on Our Communities

·  Lenny Shier – Coping With Quality Of Life Issues in the Village of New Auburn

·  Ken Schmitt – Sand Mining and Family Farm Concerns in the Town of Howard

·  Travis Mossman – Outdoor and Tourism Impacts of Mining

·  Forrest Nutter – Law Enforcement and the Effects of Mining

·  Jim Drost – Mining/Metallurgy – Developing a Plan for Reporting Mining

Violations

·  Pam Schaefer – Midwest Environmental Advocates Attorney – Freedom Of

Information  Act, Moratoria, Annexations and More

Lunch & Film  Frac Sand Land “The Incredible Story Of The Vanishing Hills”  12:00 – 1:00  Robert Nehman, filmmaker – Allamakee County, Iowa

Or 12:00-1:00 Box Lunch It with Others to Network

Breakout Sessions (1) 1:00 to 1:30

1  Ancient Geology and the Roots of Sand Mining – Luke Kramer

2  Citizen Involvement in Reporting Violations: Civic Engagement for the Long

Haul – Jim Drost

3  New Progressive Messaging – Scott Wittkopf

4  Health Impact Assessments: The Dangers of Silica Dust – Juliee de-la-Terre

5  Impacts on the Environment in Rural Areas – Air, Water, & Land –Ken Schmitt

6  Legal Interventions for Citizens – Freedom of Information Act, Legalities of

Developing a Moratorium, & Annexation Information – Pam Schaefer

7  A Sign Making Workshop – Gaylord Oppegard and Adam Grabski

 

Breakout Sessions (2) 1:35 to 2:05

8  Sharing the Minnesota Experience – Jody McIlrath and Johanna Rupprecht

9  How does frac-sand mining threaten surface water and groundwater?

Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo

10  Transportation Impacts of Sand Mining – Will Cronin

11  Protecting the Sacred Sites of Indigenous People – Bill Greendeer

12  A Sign Making Workshop – Gaylord Oppegard and Adam Grabski

13  The Economic Impact of Sand Mining – Pat Malone

 

Organize For Action   A Participant Engagement Activity 2:10 to 3:00 – Nate Timm

Wrap Up & Photo Shoot  3:00 to 3:30  Conference Team

 

Photographer: Mary Kenosian

SPONSORS

Ho-Chunk Nation

SOUL of Wisconsin

Save The Hills Alliance

Wisconsin Grassroots Network

Jackson County Citizen Voices

Midwest Environmental Advocates

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