Protect Our Water Presentation Dec. 29

Protect Our Water (POW!) invites you to join a conversation with Gordon Stevenson at Door County Fire Co., 
38 S. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay, on Dec. 29 at 7 pm. Gordon will speak 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 currently has 6,820 animals and is proposing to expand to 10,230 animals by Oct. 2021. Gordon will bring us up to speed on how this will impact taxpayers, Door County tourism, property values, roads and more. 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 2011. He had overall responsibility for voluntary, regulatory, agricultural and urban programs related to nonpoint 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 nonpoint 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.

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