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Factory Farming in the Chequamegon Bay Region?

  • Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue La Pointe, WI, 54850 United States (map)

Factory Farming in the Chequamegon Bay Region?

7:00–8:00 PM



Speaker: Mary Dougherty, President of Farms Not Factories

Please join Mary Dougherty, president of Farms Not Factories, for an update about the Badgerwood Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO). The Badgerwood CAFO has applied to locate in the Town of Eileen in Bayfield County, along the Fish Creek watershed which empties into Chequamegon Bay.


The evening will include a series of short portrait films featuring people from our community who are concerned about the impact 26,000 hogs and 10 million gallons of manure will have on the Chequamegon Bay and Lake Superior. The films were created by Doug Pray, an award winning documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles who has family connections in this area.


Mary will also share her photography project, Words for Water.

She asks the question

"If you could speak for water, what would you say?"

as a way to capture the essence of what we, as a community, value about Lake Superior and the land, streams, rivers and watersheds that feed it.


Mary will discuss the importance of water in our community as well as the importance of storytelling as a tool to protect what we all love. 


Mary Dougherty, as president of Farms Not Factories, has worked tirelessly to oppose the Badgerwood CAFO. A resident of Bayfield Wisconsin, and mother of five, she was an original owner of Good Thyme restaurant, and is currently working on a cookbook, with her gorgeous photography, coming out in 2017.


This event is part of the Wednesday evening lecture series presented this summer at the Madeline Island Museum.

Later Event: September 10
Factory Farm Summit