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SWP Land Conservancy

SWP Land Conservancy Working to Protect Over Four Miles of the Sturgeon River March 21, 2019 The Superior Watershed Partnership Land Conservancy (SWP) is announcing a new program to permanently protect over 4 miles of the wild Sturgeon River in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This unique 944 acre parcel includes over 21,000 linear…

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More Great Lakes Crews to Assist Flood Ravaged Keweenaw Communities

June 26, 2018 Houghton, Michigan: The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) deployed additional crews from the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) to assist the flood-ravaged communities of the Keweenaw Peninsula this week. Currently a total of 16 GLCC crew members (4 crews) are assisting the communities of Houghton, Hancock and Ripley. The SWP deployed the first GLCC…

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Lake Superior Buoys and Webcams

The Lake Superior coastline is rugged, wild, and notorious for shipwrecks that attest to the combined dangers of water, wind, and waves. Until recently, the 185-mile (300-km) section of shoreline from the Huron Islands to Whitefish Point was without any modern offshore equipment to provide critical coastal storm data such as wave height and water…

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Paddle to the Sea

Track the boats as they make their journey from the Great Lakes to the oceans. Did you find a boat? Let us know! The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) in cooperation with Music For All Kids (MFAK) worked with the amazing teachers at Sandy Knoll School to teach third grade students about the Great Lakes watershed…

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Learn More About the Partnering for Watershed Restoration (PWR) Group

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. A steering committee for PWR was formed in April, 2013,…

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SWP AND THE GREAT LAKES CONSERVATION CORPS HAS CLOSED THE CREW LEADER AND CREW MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 SEASONAL POSITIONS.

The Superior Watershed Partnership is excited to announce the expansion of the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC). The GLCC serves as a vector of positive change for the Upper Peninsula’s watersheds, forests, and trail systems. Projects will be completed by several crews this summer. The crews will focus on U.P. wide conservation and will conduct…

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Historic Lake Superior Lighthouse Furthers Climate Research

Located on a shallow, rocky shoal in Lake Superior over 40 miles due north of Marquette, Michigan, the Stannard Rock Lighthouse is considered the most remote lighthouse in North America; located further from shore than any other lighthouse on the Great Lakes, the East Coast or the West Coast. The federal government recently transferred ownership…

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