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Guide to the Citizens for Environmental Stewardship Records, 2011–2019

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715)-836-2739
http://www.uwec.edu/Library/archives/info.htm

Reference Code: USGZE UHC 379

Accession Number: 23-003

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 379

Creator: Citizens for Environmental Stewardship (Augusta, Wis.)

Title: Citizens for Environmental Stewardship Records

Dates: 2011–2019

Quantity: 4.8 linear feet (7 archive boxes, 1 oversize box)

Location of Collection: B6/3d (Box 1–4), B6/3e (Box 5–6), A3/1e (Box 7)

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Citizens of Environmental Stewardship was a citizen organized environmental activism organization that was primarily active between 2011–2016. They researched the effects of frac sand mining in Augusta, Wisconsin. The collection includes research information, meeting materials, educational materials, and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Citizens for Environmental Stewardship (CES) was a citizen organized environmental activism group whose mission was to conserve and protect natural resources from the onslaught of issues that CES believed frac sand mining presented. They sought to help put an end to the mining through collecting of research, cultivating educational events, and hosting monthly meetings to encourage group activism. CES focused its efforts as a group on a plant called the Hi-Crush plant in Augusta, Wisconsin. The group was concerned with the railroad traffic delays and possible fugitive dust release the plant was causing and would frequent the geographical area around the plant to take photos and document evidence. The group was primarily active between 2011 and 2016 when they would frequently host events with speakers who were experts within the fields of sand mining.

CES was focused on leaving a legacy behind that would assure future generations would get to enjoy the beautiful landscape of rural Wisconsin. The organization encouraged its members and interested citizens to become involved in a greater fight to enjoy, conserve, and improve natural resources not only in Northern Wisconsin but worldwide. Sand plants started waning in 2017 and CES had met the goal the organization had set for itself in helping the environment long term and bringing attention to issues the group cared deeply about.

Content Description

The materials contained in this collection are organized into three series: meeting materials, research materials, and educational materials. Series one of meeting materials (2011–2015) consists of meeting minutes, agendas, and financial breakdowns for many of the years that CES was active. Series two of educational materials (2011–2016) contains event summaries, event information, publicity examples, and a CES banner. Series three contains research materials (2011–2017), including legal files, photos, general research, pamphlets, and newsletters.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the University Archives by Jane Justesen in October 2021.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Processing Note: Processed by Jenna Schemenauer in August 2022.

Arrangement: By series and chronologically thereunder.

OCLC #:

Subjects

Personal Names:
Justesen, Jane

Corporate Names:
Citizens for Environmental Stewardship

Subject Terms:
Citizen organization
Ecology
Environmental Protection
Fracking
Sand mining

Geographical Terms:
Augusta, Wis.
Bridge Creek, Wis.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Cleveland, Wis.
Drammen, Wis.
Eau Claire, Wis.
Lincoln, Wis.
Otter Creek, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Meeting Materials
Includes agendas, meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, meeting attendance records, and financial information. The meeting minutes and agendas provide important information on CES planning and accomplishments. The treasurers reports and financial breakdowns offer insight into CES operations.
Dates: 2011–2015
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 archives box)

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Contents

Dates

1/4

Meeting Schedules, attendance, and CES contact information

2012–2014

1/5

Agendas

2012–2016

1/6

Meeting Minutes

2013–2014

1/7

Meeting Minutes

2015

1/8

Annual Reports

2012–2015

1/9

Treasurer’s Reports and Financials

2013–2015

1/10

Surveys and Event notes

2012–2014

1/11

Handwritten meeting notes

2011–2015

2/1

Newspaper clippings

2011–2015

2/2

Article Printouts

2010–2013

Series 2: Educational Materials
Contents include event materials, publicity printouts for advertisements, event summaries, member contact information, bylaw information, and general information regarding CES.
Dates: 2011-2016
Extent: 3.2 linear feet (1 archives box, 1 oversize box)

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Contents

Dates

1/1

Publicity: Printouts and News clippings

2013–2015

1/2

Bylaws, CES information, Event summaries

2011–2015

1/3

Events

2012–2015

Series 3: Research Materials
This series contains research articles, newspaper clippings, photos, email printouts, legal information, pamphlets, newsletters, and research notes. Photos were captured by group members and document sand blasting as well as other areas of concern.
Dates: 2011–2017
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (4 archives boxes)

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Contents

Dates

2/3

Article Printouts

2013–2015

2/4

Research: legal info

2011–2012

2/5

Research: legal info

2012–2013

2/6

Research: legal info

2013

2/7

Research: legal info

2014

2/8

Research: legal info

2015

2/9

Research: legal info

2016

3/1

Emails

2011–2014

3/2

Emails

2014–2017

3/3

Incident Reports

2012–2014

3/4

General Research

2011–2016

3/5

General Research

2011–2016

3/6

General Research

2011–2016

3/7

General Research

2011–2016

4/1

Photo Album 1

2014

4/2

Photo Album 1

2014

4/3

Photo Album 2

2014

4/4

Photo Album 2

2014

4/5

Photo Album 3

2013

4/6

Photo Album 3

2013

5/1

Photo Album 4

2016–2017

5/2

Photo Album 5

2015

5/3

Photo Album 5

2015

5/4

Photo Album 6

2015

5/5

Photo Album 7

2015

5/6

Photo Album 7

2015

5/7

Photo Album 8

2013–2015

6/1

General photos

2011–2016

6/2

Research: Pamphlets and newsletters

2011–2016

6/3

Research: Pamphlets and newsletters

2011–2016

6/4

Research: Pamphlets and newsletters

2011–2016

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