Almost 20 years ago, the Air National Guard withdrew a proposal that would have sent military jets training to fly 300 feet above the ground over southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa.
The military had a single explanation for the withdrawal, but after researching the history of the diverse opposition that exploded in our area, Marilyn Leys wrote the first draft of ‘Denting Goliaths,’ outlining other explanations.
As the only paid staffer of Citizens United Against Low Level Flights, the group that organized some of the opposition, Leys learned a lot about how to solve problems that government agencies cause.
On Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Gays Mills Public Library, Marilyn Leys will share what she learned so long ago, and include examples from her recently published book. She will also update some of the solutions for people who are currently encountering overly-loud, low-level military planes, mostly in the Viroqua area.
If you are unable to attend this presentation, you can listen to the author read the book on WDRT’s Pageturner Radio or by podcast on the WDRT website. Leys will offer copies of her book for sale at the presentation on July 13.
This event is free and open to the public.