Defending Nature

Kimberlee Wright, executive director of Midwest Environmental Advocates of Madison, will be the speaker at a free Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) seminar at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 21. Her presentation is titled, “From Industrial Livestock Farms to Mining for Sand and Iron: How Citizens Defend Our Natural Heritage.” Both of these issues affect Wisconsin residents with impacts, known and unknown, on the health and future welfare of everyone living in the state and beyond.

Wright has become well-known for her leadership in the citizen battles that are happening all over Wisconsin in the effort to defend and maintain resource and health protection. From the sand mining operations in western Wisconsin, to the animal waste expansion projects in this northeast part of our state, the Midwest Environmental Advocates group has been the strong force in the opposition. With the de-funding and removal of the Wisconsin Public Intervenor defense office, the Midwest Environmental Advocates has risen to the task of concentrating on public welfare and human and natural resource issues.

The presentation begins at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.