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Marquette Third Graders Learn About Water Quality on the Shores of Lake Superior
Who knew that blowing bubbles could be science? Last spring, this third grade class taught by Anne Girard at Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette, Michigan spent the day visiting Lake Superior and the Lakeview Arena Storm Drain. City of Marquette water treatment operators and educators from Superior Watershed Partnership helped guide the students as they conducted pH…Read More
From Climate Planning to Implementation: SWP assists with climate planning, risk assessment tools and implementing adaptation projects
Governor Snyder meets with Great Lakes Conservation Corps Members!
Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) members Emily Goodman and Hunter King met with Governor Rick Snyder at a recent ceremony at the mouth of the Two Hearted River commemorating the ten year anniversary of the Northern Great Lakes Forest Project which protected over 248,000 acres across the Upper Peninsula. The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) developed…Read More
EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative awards SWP $330,000 for Dead River and Salmon Trout River Restoration Work
Funding awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will be used for urban and rural watershed protection and restoration in the Dead River (City of Marquette) and the Salmon Trout River watershed. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting collaborative project! March 27_2015_Mining Journal_EPA to fund riversRead More
PROJECT: ICE draws attention to Great Lakes climate change
Two sold out private showings of PROJECT: ICE in Marquette caught the attention of local media. Watch the trailer here. Read the article in the January 19, 2015 issue of the Mining Journal: January 20, 2015 – Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Ice has starring role in Great Lakes climate change filmRead More
Project:Ice Private Screening in Marquette
The SWP is hosting a private, invitation-only screening of “Project:Ice” – a feature length documentary on the Great Lakes from the crossroads of history, science, and climate change.Read More
Bothwell Middle School 7th Grade Students Thank the SWP!
Arriving today at the SWP office were dozens of thank you notes from every 7th grade student at Bothwell Middle School in Marquette. Many were elaborate, colorful illustrations of watersheds and dendritic river systems. Others were simple pencil-sketched drawings of local landmarks. But every one of them thanked Education Program Manager Jenn Hill for her…Read More
The Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative takes shape with students at Bothwell Elementary
Education Program Manager, Jenn Hill, filled a room of 4th graders with laughter and excitement as she talked about being a fish in Lake Superior and how hard it would be to survive such cold waters. “I never expected the response that I got from these kids,” exclaimed an overjoyed Hill. “They are smart and…Read More
SWP Hosts Energy Forum
The SWP and Michigan Energy Options hosted a regional energy forum at the start of the Michigan Municipal League Conference at Northern Michigan University. ABC 10 coverage:Read More
SWP Helps Protect Severely Declining Monarch Butterfly!
Marquette, MI – The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is wrapping up a summer long season of monarch butterfly habitat restoration on the Stonington Peninsula. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service’s Hiawatha National Forest (HNF) and with funding from the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the SWP will plant the final native pollinator plants for the…Read More