The Schillo’s Story – Paul, Brenda, and Caleb

My name is Paul Schillo and I live near Wrenshall in rural Carlton County with my wife Brenda and son Caleb. Like many of our friends and neighbors, we were surprised to receive a letter from Enbridge this summer indicating that our property was under consideration as an alternative oil pipeline route.   We soon learned…

Kristie and Matthew

I was asked to write an article on the impact the pipeline would have on our property. Iʼve been putting it off since I just don’t know where to start. The Pipeline would run next to a natural gas line that I think has been here since the 60ʼs. They have had an easement here…

A word on Safety

In the words of one of our colorful neighbors: “having a little oil leak is like being a little bit pregnant”. In light of the recent oil spill in North Dakota and the three year anniversary of the continuing clean up from the massive Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we thought it might be…

The Andersons

Another Carlton County Land Steward Story 20 years ago we began looking for land that we could live out our dream of living off the land and being self sufficient.    We wanted land with good soil to grow our own food and open field to support our menagerie of animals.  We wanted a place…

Sparky’s Story

My name is Mark “Sparky” Stensaas, a Carlton County resident and landowner along the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline corridor. I would like to go on record as opposing the current routing of the pipeline. I support a southern Soo Line alternative. I invite everyone who reads this to close your eyes and imagine the place…

It’s a BARN night for a PIPELINE fight!

Saturday, September 28th at 6 p.m. Join the Carlton County Land Stewards for an information session about Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline route and what you can do to keep our region’s farmland, food supply, and natural environment safe for future generations.  Plus, there will be a movie (and popcorn!). So, come to the Free…

Pine Journal supports our efforts!

Thank you to Wendy Johnson and the Pine Journal for supporting our efforts! Check out this week’s Pine Journal: Pine Journal, Opinion, September 6, 2013 Full text here: Few who were around in the 1970s will forget the famous line from the satirical film, “Network” — “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going…

Upcoming Events!

Visit our booth at the Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 7 from 10am to 4pm at Bayfront Park in Duluth. Learn more about what this pipeline would mean for our region and how you can stand with other Land Stewards in protecting our farmland and forests. For more information about Harvest Festival go to the…

What We Believe

The availability of fresh local agricultural products in our area has risen dramatically, with the number of outlets increasing each year. People across our region and our country are discovering that when you know and support the farmers who raise your food, not only is the food better but we develop connections with each other,…