Adopt-A-Watershed: Citizen Watershed Councils
The Superior Watershed Partnership assists citizen-based watershed councils in communities throughout the Upper Peninsula. By gathering together, citizens from all different walks of life can unite to assure the health of their watershed. Through collaboration you can:
- Attend public meetings regarding land use changes in your watershed.
- Educate neighbors and family about shoreline protection and good land management practices.
- Demand clean water regulations from government officials.
- Gather for fun events like canoeing the river, beach clean-ups and the like.
- Run for a local government office in your watershed.
- BECOME THE VOICE OF YOUR WATERSHED!
The Superior Watershed Partnership can assist your Watershed Council with:
- Road/Stream Crossings Evaluation
- Erosion/Sedimentation Impact Evaluation
- Research, Inventories, and Monitoring of Aquatic Systems
- Public Education Tools
- Habitat Restoration
- Land Use Planning
- Pollution Prevention
- GIS Analysis and Map Production
Current (or forming) U.P. Watershed Councils
- Chocolay River Watershed Council - Marquette County
- Compeau Creek Watershed Council - Marquette County
- Whetstone Brook and Oriana Creek Watershed Council - Marquette County
- Salmon Trout River Watershed Technical Advisory Group - Marquette County
- Two-Hearted River Watershed Advisory Council - Luce and Alger Counties
- Big Creek Watershed Council - Marquette County
- Pilgrim River Watershed Council - Houghton County
- Trout Creek Watershed Council - Chippewa County
- Lower Dead River Watershed Council - Marquette County
- Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve - Marquette County
- Carp River Watershed Council - Marquette County
- Deer Lake Area of Concern - Marquette County
- Straits Area Watershed Council - Mackinac County
- Huron Creek Watershed Council - Houghton County
- Huron River Watershed Partnership - Marquette and Baraga Counties
- Munising Bay Watershed Council - Alger County
- Sturgeon River/Otter River Watershed Council
- Les Cheneaux Islands Watershed Council - Mackinac County
- Ontonagon River Watershed Council - Ontonagon County
- Iron County Watershed Coalition - ****NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBER****
See below for a map of the current Watershed Councils.
The Superior Watershed Partnership Watershed Council Toolkit
This toolkit can help your Watershed Council organize, prioritize issues, and utilize the SWP for assistance. These Toolkits are available by request at our office. If you are interested in learning more about Citizen-led Watershed Councils or want to start one in your watershed, please call our office.
View it as a .pdf document here: Watershed Council Toolkit