"The Superior Watershed Partnership has made many improvements to our creeks and rivers that run through the City of Marquette and have completed many projects throughout the City.  This is nothing short of why Marquette is a better place to live.  I would like to thank the SWP for all the projects they have completed."

-- John DePetro, Marquette City Commissioner, June 2010


SWP Mini Grants

The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) is offering mini-grants to community groups to help cover the costs of river and beach clean-ups in communities throughout the Upper Peninsula. Funding can be used to cover costs associated with river, trail, open space, and beach clean-ups including but not limited to gloves, garbage bags, and trash disposal. A limited amount of funding is also available for hauling and disposal of larger items such as appliances, barrels, tires, etc. Beach clean-ups can include Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula. Funding is available on a reimbursable basis. For more information please call (906) 228-6095.

Download the mini grant application.  Please fill it out and return it to Natasha Koss, 2 Peter White Drive, Marquette, MI  49855.

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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

Community Wind by Rich VanderVeen
In an era of competing ideas and differing outlooks, engaging, educating and involving each community in developing a wind project is a smart way to avoid conflict and bring good ideas to the table. This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Click here.

Great Lakes Conservation Corps:
The SWP is expanding the Great Lakes Conservation Corps in 2014. This summer the SWP will have both roving crews and community-based crews working on projects that benefit Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Look for more information soon.

Apply Now! The SWP in partnership with VYCC are offering the Great Lakes Conservation Corps. Click here.

Stormwater; A Resource Not a Waste Product!
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Current view of Lake Superior from the SWP Office Webcam


Number of pounds of carbon reduced through SWP energy conservation and climate change programs to date.