Celebrate the UP!  March 29/30 in Marquette

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition presents:

* Contact us about the event:  upec@upenvironment.org  or 906-201-1949


  • The 2019 UPEC Celebrate the UP! in Marquette, will again be at the Three Corners on Ridge and Front streets; Peter White Public Library (PWPL), Landmark Inn (LI), Federated Women’s Clubhouse (FWC), the Ore Dock Brewery (ODB) .Highlights
    Friday, March 29

    •    Quarterly meeting of the UPEC Board, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., FWC
    •    UPEC Annual Meeting, with review of the year and the Board election, 4:30 P.M., FWC
    •    Short Video Contest Award Winners,  6:30-7:30 P.M., ODB
    •    Yooper Music Kickoff event.  Conga Se Menne. 8:00 P.M., ODB

    Saturday, March 30

    •    Keynote Address, “The Sixth Great Lake”. David Dempsey, author and environmental policy specialist.  9:00 A.M., FWC
    •   Individual sessions, 10:15 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., PWPL, LI, FWC

    Rolf and Candy Peterson, canoeing around Isle Royale

    Mark Doremus, filmmaker, the Back Forty Project (mine on Menominee River)

    Joe Kaplan, ornithologist

    Phil Watts, rock climber

    Michael Loukinen, filmmaker, Burbot fishing in the Copper Country

    Karena Schmidt, lichens

    Michelle Tuccini, En plein air painters

    Tara Gluski and Dave Kalishek, becoming an outdoors woman

    •    Two “Activate the U.P.” Panels, FWC

    Industrial wind power plant in L’Anse Township

    UPX mineral lease proposal

    •    Plenary Panel. “Capturing a Moment in Time”. 3:30 P.M., PWPL.

    A dozen people, one iconic U.P. image each, three minutes per person to elucidate choice and meaning.

    •    Reception.  “Winding down with three wilderness poets”. 5:00 P.M., FWC

    All events free and open to the public!

Via UPEC Celebrate the UP! | March 29-30 2019