Here are some links to other web sites we think you'll find useful.
American Wind Energy Association
www.awea.org The mission of the American Wind Energy Association is to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education.
City of Marquette
www.mqtcty.org The City of Marquette is the Upper Peninsula's largest community with just over 20,000 residents. The SWP is working with the City to make Marquette a model community for Great Lakes protection.
Global Warming 101
www.globalwarming101.com The Will Steger Foundation is promoting change through education and advocacy. Established in January 2006, the Foundation is dedicated to creating programs which foster international leadership and cooperation through environmental education and policy. The first initiative is Global Warming 101.
Great Lakes Center for Youth Development
www.glcyd.org The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development (GLCYD) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the youth environment by strengthening the organizations that serve youth.
Great Lakes Information Network
www.great-lakes.net The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America.
Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee
www.mqtbeautification.org The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee was formed in 1978 to improve the appearance of Marquette. This is done by encouraging citizens (through suggestion, example, instruction, and awards) to maintain and beautify their own property.
Michigan Audubon Society
www.michiganaudubon.org Michigan Audubon connects birds and people for the benefit of both.
Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative
www.mibci.org The Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative was founded with the idea that birds can be conserved better if the people who conserve them communicate, cooperate, and coordinate their efforts. This website is intended to act as a clearinghouse for information on birds and bird conservation in Michigan. MIBCI's subcommittees and chapters are intended to form a network of resource professionals and enthusiastic amateurs who can draw on each other to advance small scale and large scale bird conservation projects.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
www.michigan.gov/dnr The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the State's natural resources for current and future generations.
Michigan Energy Options
www.michiganenergyoptions.org Michigan Energy Options is a results driven 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on promoting and implementing quality energy-efficiency and sustainability programming. Since the organization’s founding in 1978 under the name, Urban Options, we have provided solutions for thousands of Michigan families and businesses that save energy and natural resources.
Michigan Interfaith Power and Light
ww.miipl.org MiIPL is a coalition of congregations and their partners across the State of Michigan whose mission is to "involve communities of faith as stewards of God's creation by promoting and implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related sustainable practices".
Michigan River Alliance
www.freshwaterfuture.org The Michigan River Alliance is the only conservation organization focused entirely on protecting Michigan's Rivers.
www.michigangreen.org This group of energy companies and energy consultants, together with government agencies and schools, colleges, and universities, has joined forces to champion the cause of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Michigan. The expertise of the Michigan GREEN collaboration, will mark an important step forward in Michigan's effort to become America's epicenter for alternative energy development. Michigan GREEN grew out of an energy program that began four years ago. In 2002, the M-TEC at Bay College submitted a grant proposal to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to establish a revolving loan program for energy efficiency projects at schools and local governments. Now, three grants (totaling $2.95 million) and forty eight energy projects later, the M-TEC at Bay College has ended its Northern Lights Energy Program (NLEP).
Moosewood Nature Center
www.moosewood.org To promote understanding, stewardship, and love of the natural world; and to encourage ways of living in harmony with nature through education, action, and celebration.
www.nature.org The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to protect the most ecologically important lands and waters around the world for nature and people.
National Park Service/Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Noquemanon Trail Network
www.noquetrails.org The Noquemanon Trail Network is a 501c3 organization dedicated to developing, maintaining, signing and mapping a non-motorized water and land trail network throughout Marquette and Alger Counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
www.northerninitiatives.com Northern Initiatives is one of the leading rural Community Development Financial Institutions (CDIFs) in the Midwest. They provide customers with information and financial services that support entrepreneurs by enhancing the competitiveness of their business enterprises.
www.rivernetwork.org River Network is a national nonprofit organization working for clean and healthy waters. While rivers are our focal point, we are interested in the quality of all fresh waters and the health of all people and ecosystems dependent upon them. We are unique among national organizations, because our very reason for being is to support grassroots groups working for watershed protection.
www.riversnorth.net Rivers North Fly Fishing Guide Service of Marquette, MI offers secluded, guided fly fishing trips throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Experience U.P. fly fishing with the only licensed and endorsed fishing guide service in Upper Michigan for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, and Pacific Salmon!
Save the Wild U.P.
www.savethewildup.org Save the Wild UP is a Marquette-based, grassroots organization with deep concerns about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of nonferrous mining. Save the Wild UP is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Great Waters
www.greatwaters.net Nature's adventures where Huron, Michigan, and Superior meet. The Great Waters, spanning five counties and bounded by three Great Lakes, offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy its unspoiled beauty, unique history and off-the-beaten-track flavor all within a three-hour drive.
The Voelker Foundation
www.voelkerfdn.org John Voelker lived his life as most of us wish we could -- on his own terms. He was a renowned novelist and outdoor writer, an eminent member of the bench and bar, and a skilled fly fisherman. Author of 11 books (and a 12th posthumous book, Traver on Fishing) and numerous stories (including Anatomy of a Murder), a Michigan Supreme Court Justice who wrote over 100 finely crafted opinions, and self-proclaimed "U.P. Cribbage Champ," John Voelker made many contributions that live on today. The Foundation's mission is to pay tribute to John Voelker, the ideals for which he stood, and the values that his life and writings exemplified. Our three principal initiatives include: 1) The Native American Scholarship Program 2) The Robert Traver Fly Fishing Fiction Award 3) The Trout Habitat Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov Find information on every topic ranging from federal clean air standards and enforcement to water resources and wetlands.
Upper Peninsula Invasives Council
www.upicweeds.org The goal of the Upper Peninsula Invasives Council is to facilitate the creation of more Cooperative Weed Management Areas in the Upper Peninsula and to provide non-native invasive plant information.
Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy
www.clslc.org The mission of the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy (formerly the Central Lake Superior Land Conservancy) is to promote the protection of natural, agricultural, recreational, historic, and scenic lands through the use of conservation easements, land donations, and education.
Upper Peninsula Recycling Coalition
www.uprecycles.com The UPRC goals are to promote the reduction of materials going to landfills through reducing, reusing, and recycling.
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
Lake Superior holds more than 50% of the available fresh water in the United States (more than 10% of the worlds fresh water)! The SWP is at the forefront in promoting sustainable water management including community water conservation, pollution prevention, watershed management, green infrastructure and more. Protecting the headwaters of the Great Lakes benefits 32 million people living downstream. Join the SWP today!
Stormwater; A Resource Not a Waste Product!