SWP COMMENTS FOR MDEQ HEARING REGARDING RIO TINTO'S REQUESTED CHANGES TO AIR PERMIT
SWP RELEASES REGIONAL CLIMATE PLAN
Lake Superior Climate Adaptation, Mitigation and Implementation Plan For Communities in the Lake Superior Watershed of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Download Our Plan
GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES CONFERENCE IN 2013!
The SWP is proud to be hosting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI) Annual Conference June 19- 21, 2013. In cooperation with the City of Marquette the SWP will be coordinating this international event for mayors and representatives from over seventy Great Lakes cities both large and small (including; Chicago, Montreal, Cleveland, Quebec City, Milwaukee and more). The GLSLCI conference is a rare opportunity to showcase Marquette as a model city for Great Lakes protection, nature tourism and economic sustainability. Michigan businesses, corporations, agencies, universities and foundations are invited to help sponsor this exciting community event. For more information please contact the SWP or the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL IMPACT
The following excerpt is from a report prepared by the National Academy of Public Administration for the Environmental Protection Agency:
“The Superior Watershed Partnership (Marquette, MI), working with a regional dentistry association convinced over 30 dental offices to voluntarily install mercury-amalgam separators. The result was a 19 percent decrease in the amount of mercury discharged from Marquette’s waste-water treatment plant into Lake Superior (ultimately the program attained a 40% decrease in mercury). The success in Marquette also has led to a state-wide rule to require mercury amalgam separators in dentist’s offices as well as a Memorandum of Understanding between U.S. EPA and the American Dental Association. The outcome is that less mercury in the environment results in less mercury poisoning from edible fish and improves overall water quality.”
The New Improved Great Lakes Shoreviewer!
The Superior Watershed Partnership is pleased to provide FREE high resolution color photography for every inch of Great Lakes coastline in the Upper Peninsula including Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Great Lakes ShoreViewer
The SWP will conduct monitoring at Eagle Mine, Humboldt Mill and along approved truck routes.