Land Stewardship Project Citizens' Frac Sand Summit

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Land Stewardship Project Citizens' Frac Sand Summit  

Sat., Jan. 18, at the Tau Center in Winona (directions below)

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost is $10 (pay at the door) & includes a lunch of local foods

Not registered yet? Register online and get full summit details here. 

NOW: Full Summit Agenda Available Online

Traveling from the Twin Cities area and want to car pool? Contact LSP's Bobby King at or 612-722-6377

At the Summit we will build our power to keep frac sand mining out of our region and to create vibrant sustainable communities. The Summit will bring citizens from around the region together to share strategy, learn from experts as well as each other and strengthen the movement to keep frac sand mining from destroying our communities.  

Topics and workshops include: Frac sand mining’s impact on farmland ("Farmland, not Frac Sand!"), frac sand mining’s role in extreme energy extraction, ensuring that state regulations put public health and well-being before corporate profits, understanding the threat to human health from exposure to silica dust, using township rights to control frac sand mining, and more.

Featured speakers include:

  • John Linc Stine, Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

  • Jennifer Krill, executive director of Earthworks. Earthworks focuses on protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

  • Michael McCawley of the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. McCawley is a leading expert on ambient air quality monitoring and assessing risk to human health.

  • Crispin Pierce, director of the Environmental Public Health Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Pierce is conducting cutting-edge research on monitoring silica dust at frac sand facilities.

Volunteers needed at the summit. To sign up, contact LSP's Bobby King at or 612-722-6377.

Directions to Tau Center (Hilbert St, Winona): From Hwy 14/61 in Winona turn east onto Gilmore Avenue. Take a left onto Vila St. Take the second left onto 10th St. Take the next left onto Hilbert St. The Tau Center is on the right. A map is HERE.