Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron

Great Lakes Protection, Restoration, and Education

Real Work, Sound Science, Documented Results


Community Involvement

Working closely with communities to implement projects and provide programs that protect our Great Lakes.

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Accelerating Climate Adaptation

Assisting Great Lakes communities with climate adaptation.

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Community Environmental Monitoring Program

Independent Evaluation of the Eagle Mine in Marquette County.

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Great Lakes Conservation Corps

Providing young adults with meaningful employment that benefits the Great Lakes.

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Lake Superior Coastal Webcam

Location: SWP Office, Marquette

Click to see the interactive Shoreviewer site.

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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:  


What are “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products”? Also sometimes referred to as PPCPs. This is a diverse group of bioactive chemicals that have received little attention from environmental regulators, especially in the case of our waterways. These chemicals can be found in all prescription drugs but also in products with fragrance including cosmetics, sunscreens, and Read more…

Household Hazardous Waste

Here is a little information on Household Waste clean-up for Marquette County residents. More information Coming Soon! MQT County HHW Information – 2009 MQT County HHW Schedule – 2009 Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority.

Coaster Brook Trout

In the summer of 2009, the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) celebrated a decade of implementing on-the-ground habitat restoration projects in the Salmon Trout River watershed and released state monitoring data has documented a dramatic increase in the threatened Coaster Brook Trout population. The Salmon Trout River is located in the Huron Mountains of the Upper Peninsula of Read more…

Great Lakes Pollution Prevention

The City of Marquette and the Superior Watershed Partnership partner to make sure Marquette’s water is clean and healthy for everyone. 1)  Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Thanks to a $77,000 grant through the EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative the City of Marquette and the Superior Watershed Partnership have expanded the Public Beach Monitoring Program. The Read more…

How We Make a Difference

The SWP is a local organization working with local communities and local people: Enhancing sustainable economic development in the UP through nature-based tourism. 20 Citizen Advisory Watershed Councils Assisting Local Units of Government and Communities. Earth Keeper Network (150 churches, 10 faiths) Partnering with five Native American Tribes. Great Lakes Cities Initiative and other partners.

Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

The SWP is the regional leader in planning and implementing science-based habitat restoration projects: 70% increase in targeted fish populations! 3 priority dams removed/miles of trout streams restored. Hundreds of acres of invasive plant species eradicated. Improved regional land use policies and model ordinances. Thousands of tons of sediment prevented from entering local rivers. 12,000 trees Read more…

40% Reduction in Mercury Entering Lake Superior

The Superior Watershed Partnership was featured in a special report for the Environmental Protection Agency by the National Academy of Public Administration.  The report outlines how regional organizations broke national records for pollution prevention with the assistance of federal funding. The SWP in collaboration with the Superior District Dental Association helped over 30 dentists completely eliminate Read more…