Great Lakes One Water
The Community Foundation of Marquette County has joined four other community foundations in the Lake Superior/Upper Peninsula region to release an action plan designed to protect the water resources of the region by limiting the impact of extreme weather events and flooding. The Resilient Future Project seeks to build a community of civic and municipal leaders with the vision and drive to identify and implement strategies to better prepare for severe storm events.
Click on the photo for more information about the Great Lakes One Water Project
Rain Garden Challenge
As part of GLOW, the Community Foundation of Marquette County has partnered with Superior Watershed Partnership to build rain gardens to three residentials homes and two businesses in the City of Marquette. To apply and for more information of the projects, click on the button.
Clean Energy Initiative
Michigan is in the midst of a major energy transition, which includes greater reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and reductions in energy demand through a variety of energy efficiency improvements. This “clean energy” transition presents opportunities and challenges that are felt acutely at the community level. Community foundations are well-positioned to help successfully address such challenges and opportunities.
With this grant from Mott Foundation, the Community Foundation of Marquette County created energy information materials, developed three demonstration sites that illustrate energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, and convened an energy awareness community event.
These outreach efforts serve to educate the community on the benefits of clean energy, share environmental and economic benefits documented from project demonstration sites. Key partners of the Initiative include: the Superior Watershed Partnership, Michigan Energy Options and Range Bank.
Click on the picture to watch a short video about CEMP
Community Environmental Monitoring Program
CEMP is an independent program established by the Community Foundation of Marquette County and the Eagle Mine to conduct environmental monitoring related to mining operations at the Eagle Mine in north Marquette County by working with universities, contractors and EPA approved laboratories.
When a mining company comes to town, it’s almost always bound to be controversial. But, in a unique partnership that’s been recognized as a standard for excellence worldwide, Eagle Mine, Community Foundation of Marquette County, and Superior Watershed Partnership are working together to ensure prosperous, healthy, and sustainable outcomes for the people and in Marquette County.
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