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A BINATIONAL CELEBRATION

Superior Watershed Partnership Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Keynote Address by Dr. David Suzuki!
Setting the Bottom Line in the Anthropocene!
Join Us Thursday, Nov 7

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WATER RISING

Writing and Art Work in Response to the Environment
Join Us Thursday, Oct 15-19

A Binational Celebration

Superior Watershed Partnership Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Keynote Address by Dr. David Suzuki! Setting the Bottom Line in the Anthropocene!

Join Us Thursday, Nov 7

WATER RISING

Writing and Art Work in Response to the Environment

Join Us Thursday, Oct 15-19

OUR PROJECTS

Great Lakes Conservation Corps

Now accepting applications for the 2020 season! Each summer the SWP hires and trains between 25-30 young men and women to work on the GLCC! Travel, camp and work on a variety of restoration, recreation and community projects including green infrastructure, dune restoration, trial building, wetland restoration, tree planting, native plant restoration and more.

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Climate Adaptation Leaders

The SWP is a regional leader in addressing the impacts of climate change. The SWP assists communities with climate education and climate planning but more importantly helps communities fund and implement on-the-ground climate adaptation projects including everything from energy conservation to solar installation, from coastal restoration to green infrastructure, from wetland restoration to tree planting!

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Great Lakes Tools

The SWP was honored to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) select the SWP Great Lakes Shoreviewer for inclusion in the US Climate Toolkit! The SWP provides easy-to-use planning tools and apps including; a coastal erosion reporting tool, real-time wave and weather apps deployed on Great Lakes buoys, live Lake Superior webcams including one on Stannard Rock Lighthouse (the most remote lighthouse in North America).

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Lake Superior Volunteer Corps

For anyone who loves Lake Superior! Visitors, locals, businesses….anyone! Volunteers work alongside members of the Great Lakes Conservation Corps assisting with a wide variety of conservation projects. If you are interested in signing up for a volunteer work day, please contact emily@superiorwatersheds.org

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Great Lakes Protection and Restoration

From green infrastructure to habitat restoration, the SWP implements a wide variety of large scale Great Lakes protection and restoration projects including but not limited to green infrastructure projects that improve stormwater quality entering Lake Superior coastal dune restoration, wetland restoration, and habitat restoration projects.

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SWP Land Conservancy

If you own land you would like to see forever protected, please contact our office and a Land Protection Specialist can help you. A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.

LEARN MORE

Partnering For Watershed Restoration

The Partnering for Watershed Restoration (PWR) group is a collaborative effort of Federal, Tribal, State and local agencies, academic institutions, non-profits, citizen groups and industry to accelerate watershed restoration through sharing information and pursuing projects of shared interest throughout the central and western Upper Peninsula

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Marquette Climate Adaptation Task Force

The Great Lakes states are at a critical time in climate and energy planning as energy becomes more expensive and the extremes of climate change challenge the region. SWP is working with regional partners to foster cooperation in climate change adaptation planning and mitigation efforts, such as the Climate Adaptation Task Force (CATF).

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Community Environmental Monitoring Program

The SWP in partnership with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Community Foundation of Marquette County conducts independent environmental monitoring at the Eagle mine, the Humboldt Mill and along the designated Transportation Route. Environmental monitoring includes air quality, groundwater quality, surface water quality, wildlife, plant life and more.

LEARN MORE

Great Lakes Conservation Corps

Now accepting applications for the 2020 season! Each summer the SWP hires and trains between 25-30 young men and women to work on the GLCC! Travel, camp and work on a variety of restoration, recreation and community projects including green infrastructure, dune restoration, trial building, wetland restoration, tree planting, native plant restoration and more.

LEARN MORE

Climate Adaptation Leaders

The SWP is a regional leader in addressing the impacts of climate change. The SWP assists communities with climate education and climate planning but more importantly helps communities fund and implement on-the-ground climate adaptation projects including everything from energy conservation to solar installation, from coastal restoration to green infrastructure, from wetland restoration to tree planting!

LEARN MORE

Lake Superior Volunteer Corps

For anyone who loves Lake Superior! Visitors, locals, businesses….anyone! Volunteers work alongside members of the Great Lakes Conservation Corps assisting with a wide variety of conservation projects. If you are interested in signing up for a volunteer work day, please contact emily@superiorwatersheds.org

LEARN MORE

Great Lakes Protection and Restoration

From green infrastructure to habitat restoration, the SWP implements a wide variety of large scale Great Lakes protection and restoration projects including but not limited to green infrastructure projects that improve stormwater quality entering Lake Superior coastal dune restoration, wetland restoration, and habitat restoration projects.

LEARN MORE

SWP Land Conservancy

If you own land you would like to see forever protected, please contact our office and a Land Protection Specialist can help you. A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.

LEARN MORE

Partnering For Watershed Restoration

The Partnering for Watershed Restoration (PWR) group is a collaborative effort of Federal, Tribal, State and local agencies, academic institutions, non-profits, citizen groups and industry to accelerate watershed restoration through sharing information and pursuing projects of shared interest throughout the central and western Upper Peninsula

LEARN MORE

Marquette Climate Adaptation Task Force

The Great Lakes states are at a critical time in climate and energy planning as energy becomes more expensive and the extremes of climate change challenge the region. SWP is working with regional partners to foster cooperation in climate change adaptation planning and mitigation efforts, such as the Climate Adaptation Task Force (CATF).

LEARN MORE

Community Environmental Monitoring Program

The SWP in partnership with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Community Foundation of Marquette County conducts independent environmental monitoring at the Eagle mine, the Humboldt Mill and along the designated Transportation Route. Environmental monitoring includes air quality, groundwater quality, surface water quality, wildlife, plant life and more.

LEARN MORE

Great Lakes Tools

The SWP was honored to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) select the SWP Great Lakes Shoreviewer for inclusion in the US Climate Toolkit! The SWP provides easy-to-use planning tools and apps including; a coastal erosion reporting tool, real-time wave and weather apps deployed on Great Lakes buoys, live Lake Superior webcams including one on Stannard Rock Lighthouse (the most remote lighthouse in North America).

LEARN MORE

WE ARE RESULTS DRIVEN

The SWP is the regional leader in planning and implementing science-based habitat restoration projects.

REAL

WORK

The SWP’s highest priority is implementing on-the-ground projects that improve water quality, mitigate climate change, reduce carbon emissions, restore degraded habitats, build resilient communities, educate young people and protect the Great Lakes!

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SOUND

SCIENCE

The SWP staff (biologists, technicians, planners, educators) uses sound science to design creative, sustainable solutions to address a wide variety of environmental, social and economic issues facing northern Great Lakes communities.

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DOCUMENTED

RESULTS

The SWP uses before and after monitoring to document improvements for almost all projects including; water quality, habitat restoration, climate adaptation, energy conservation, pollution prevention and many other environmental and community projects.

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Impactful Great Lakes K-12 Education Programs

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Great Lakes Education Inspires!

The mission of the Superior Watershed Partnership is to protect and improve the natural resources of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on a watershed basis; by promoting responsible individual and community actions that ensure a sustainable environment, encourage a sustainable economy and help improve quality of life.