Celebrate the U.P.!!

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UPEC is celebrating our 41st Anniversary in 2017 and
our 8th Annual Celebrate the UP! 


The 2017 Celebrate the UP will be our Eighth Annual celebration! All events are FREE and open to the public!

It will be held on March 24-25, 2017 in various venues at the Four Corners in Marquette, Michigan at the intersection of Front Street and Ridge. Map here.

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Click here for our list of speakers & their bio’s (pdf)
Click here for presentation times and rooms (pdf)

On Friday we will have our annual general membership meeting at 5pm at the Peter White Library.  We will follow that at 6pm at the Ore Dock Brewery with the Celebrate the UP! Wild Song winning contestants performance and awards in the Ore Dock Brewery in the north end of the upstairs.


On Saturday, in various venues at the Four Corners in Marquette, we will have: a 9am opening keynote address by naturalist/writer John Bates of Manitowish, Wisc, on A Sense of Place; followed by 13 presenters including followed by talks by Mary Burns, Dennis Pace and Troy Henderson, Kathleen Heideman, Dr. Tim Hunt, Bob Archibald, Dana Richter, Keith Glendon and Ella Skrocki, Bill Ziegler, Jim Compton, Russell Magnaghi, and others including UPEC board and past board members, so something for everyone, including children’s activities from 1:30-3:30 pm! There will be a 4pm Panel discussion on successful community conservation projects recently funded by UPEC. All will be followed by a closing reception at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse.

All events are FREE and open to the public!

Click here for presentation schedule   (pdf)


Contact for the 2017 Celebrate the UP, is Mary Martin along with UPEC board member Jon Saari

for more details, contact UPEC.


Previous Celebrate the UP! events:

Click here to see photos of our 2016 Celebrate the UP! held in Baraga, Michigan at the Ojibwa Community College.

Info on our 2015 Celebrate the UP! was March 13-14, 2015 held in Marquette, Michigan at the Four Corners

See UPEC’s FACEBOOK PAGE for updates and photos of previous Celebrate the UP! 

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