MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – Superior Watershed Parternership (SWP) was honored with the 2020 Achievement Award from Lake Superior Magazine in 2020. Because of the pandemic, the award couldn’t be presented in person. Nine months later, the distinction was presented with the correct amount of fanfare.

On Thursday morning, Marquette City leaders including new City Manager Sandy Kovacs, City
Commissioner and maritime historian Fred Stonehouse and City Community Development Director Dennis
Stachewicz shared their enthusiasm and encouragement for all of SWP’s efforts.

Superior Watershed Parternship is a non profit that handles projects along not only Lake Superior, bu Michigan and Huron as well. It works with indigenous nations, universities, plus U.S. and Canadian partners.

In a release from Lake Superior Magazine, it outlined some of the many projects of SWP, inluding:

  • habitat protection and restoration
  • community pollution prevention
  • climate change adaptation planning and implementation
  • invasive species removal and prevention
  • water quality and stormwater management
  • native plant restoration
  • land protection
  • youth programs and public education and Upper Peninsula community assistance
  • a major fundraising effort to restore the Stannard Rock Lighthouse