Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Public presentation on water by ex-DNR official Thursday evening

Some months ago I'd posted information which included strong words about the state of water quality in Wisconsin from former DNR manager Gordon Stevenson.

Glad to circulate the notice that Stevenson will be making a public presentation in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday evening. Check it out.

presents Gordon Stevenson

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 be speaking 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.


old baldy said...

Gordy is a smart guy and knows this subject better than anyone in DNR administration. If you are interested in protecting our groundwater plaese attend this presentation to gain some valuable insight.

Anonymous said...

There are other DNR former employees who left because of the sham the DNR has become. It would be nice if they somehow organized a "DNR-in-exile" and spoke out in counterpoint to harmful policies this Walker DNR promotes.