Black River Falls Conference

ATTENTION FRIENDS:


Below you will see the new agenda for the Regional Gathering planned for you in Black River Falls on Saturday, June 1. Please note the added speaker: Bill Mavity,  Pepin County.
If you and friends are planning to attend it is important  you register no later than noon today so there are adequate handouts and box lunches available for everyone attending. Please call Sheila Danielson at 715-284-5676 or email at reskdan@centurytel.net as soon as possible. We welcome your attendance!

SEE YOU ON SATURDAY! 

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 Quackenbush

12  A Sign Making Workshop – Gaylord Oppegard and Adam Grabski

13  The Economic Impact of Sand Mining – Pat Malone

14  Protecting Special Assets – A County Overlay District – Bill Mavity

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, Echo Valley Hope, Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light

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