Protect Camp Tecumseh from an Industrial Hog Farm
  • Petitioned John Heimlich, David Diener & Steve Burton

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White County Commissioners
John Heimlich, David Diener & Steve Burton

Protect Camp Tecumseh from an Industrial Hog Farm

    1. Petition by

      Camp Tecumseh YMCA

Camp Tecumseh YMCA is opposing a rezoning petition to the White County Commissioners to construct a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) of nearly 10,000 hogs just a half mile from Camp property. Such an operation will produce 3.5 million gallons of manure and waste that will be contained on farm property. A CAFO this size just 800 yards from Camp puts at risk the natural environment upon which our 90-year camp tradition depends. Please help us protect future campers from the potential negative impact of odors, air pollution, and possible water contamination by signing the petition below. Camp Tecumseh's 35,000 annual visitors - mostly children - deserve a safe, healthy, and beautiful rural setting to experience nature and the wealth of educational opportunities and outdoor adventures that Camp offers.

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    • Carol Gross ELKHART, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      Kids need a clean environment at camp

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    • Karen DuVall CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      The environmental dangers of CAFOs are well-documented. Please do your job as regulators and consider the long-term health impact of everyone living downstream.

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    • Timothy Barrett BROOKSTON, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      To Protect Camp Tecumseh. Went there as a child and live near there now. Fear that this could damage the amount of children that visit Camp Tecumseh. Children come from all over for education and fun and should have no distractions.

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    • Rachel Thowe MCCORDSVILLE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I grew up attending camps at Camp Tecumseh, and my niece will be attending there soon, I hope. I grew up about one mile from a small, family-owned hog farm, and I know the kind of smell that we had to endure on the days the wind blew from the south. Please don't ruin this wonderful camp for the next generation of youth.

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    • Amy Dankert FORT WAYNE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a shy kid who always ended my week at Camp Tecumseh with many friends. Our children need a safe environment to enjoy being children.

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