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19th Annual Pie and Politics

  • Big Top Chautauqua 32535 Ski Hill Rd Bayfield, WI, 54814 United States (map)

19th Annual Pie and Politics
A Commitment to Community

"Shared Values for Lasting Change"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
at the Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield

Concessions and booth open at 5:00 
FREE Keynotes at 6:30 followed by lots of FREE Pie!!

What does it take to create a vibrant, resilient and sustainable community? It takes a commitment from citizens to be actively engaged in community.  We need to find the shared values that lead to consensus.  

We need political, social, and environmental action within our region that works to create policies that protects local control and reflects of our commitment to our vested interest in this place we call home.  This year’s Pie & Politics event features several speakers who will share their experiences working to protect clean water, clean air and public health in their communities.

Michele Merkel is co-director of Food & Water Justice, the legal arm of Food & Water Watch.  Food & Water Justice uses the court system to advocate for positive change and provides legal support for Food & Water Watch’s mission to ensure that the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.


Lynn Henning is a farmer and environmentalist from Michigan, United States. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010, for her focus on water quality, fighting pollution from concentrated animal feeding facilities.


Sarah Lloyd is the Special Projects and Regional Membership Coordinator for the Wisconsin Farmers Union.  Sarah also assists her husband Nels Nelson on the Nelson family dairy farm and represents the dairy farmers of her area on the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, the state dairy check‐off organization.