UPEC is Celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2016!

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Click here to see photos of our UPEC Celebrate the UP!


The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) is the only grassroots group that focuses solely on environmental issues across all of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

teardropUPEC is made up of several hundred interested individual members as well as organizational members. We are a nonprofit, registered 501(c)(3) organization.

In our decades of citizen activism, we have organized dozens of educational forums on everything from recycling to National Forest management plans to severed mineral rights and conservation easements.

There are lots of ways to get involved… please look around our website and let us know if you have any questions.

The winning photos in UPEC’s first annual photo contest can be see here.

Overall winner of the 2015 UPEC photo contest was

Milky Way over Copper Harbor by Scott Pearson: 

                                                      UPEC’s MISSION: 

“As the longest serving environmental organization in Michigan’s U.P., the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) strives to preserve the unique cultural and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula through public education, the promotion of sound land stewardship, and reasoned dialogue with communities, governments, industries and others with whom we share this land.”

UPEC thanks our members for providing these pictures from across the UP!