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Great Lakes Climate Corps

Each summer the SWP hires and trains between 25-30 young men and women to work on the GLCC. Travel, camp, and work on environmental projects throughout the Upper Peninsula.

Stannard Rock Lighthouse and International Climate Research Facility

Built in 1882 the Stannard Rock Lighthouse is considered an engineering marvel. It is also the most remote lighthouse in North America and was often referred to as the “loneliest place on earth”. While still an important aid to navigation Stannard’s isolation also makes it a unique site for a wide variety of climate research conducted by SWP, NOAA, universities and Canada.

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SWP Receives Lake Superior Magazine Achievement Award!!

OUR PROJECTS

Covid Response Crews

The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is offering their new Covid Community Crews (CCC) to assist Upper Peninsula communities, tribes and non-profit organizations. The crews are available at no cost to assist with a wide variety of projects created by the Covid pandemic.

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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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The Lake Superior Rain Garden Challenge promotes the use of rain gardens to improve stormwater quality, provide important habitat and protect Lake Superior.

Learn About the Rain Garden Challenge

Great Lakes Planning 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 toolkit 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

Shoreviewer Planning Tools Coastal Erosion Reporting Tool

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 tyler@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.

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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

Covid Response Crews

The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is offering their new Covid Community Crews (CCC) to assist Upper Peninsula communities, tribes and non-profit organizations. The crews are available at no cost to assist with a wide variety of projects created by the Covid pandemic.

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 2020 MEAP Program Testimonials


The Lake Superior Rain Garden Challenge promotes the use of rain gardens to improve stormwater quality, provide important habitat and protect Lake Superior.

Learn About the Rain Garden Challenge

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 Planning 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 toolkit 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.

Shoreviewer Planning Tools Coastal Erosion Reporting Tool

  Thanks to the SWP and GLCC for two decades of implementing real climate adaptation projects all across the northern Great Lakes!

- Bill McKibben

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Impactful Great Lakes K-12 Education Programs

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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.