August 18 in the Soo!

Please put our next Celebrate the UP! on your calendar!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Sault Ste Marie!

Check back here for info as it comes available!

Celebrate the UP! 
August 2018

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Save the date Friday / Saturday/ Sunday, August 17-19, to be held at Sault St. Marie.

map here

Schedule and Speakers details here

Celebrate the UP poster Aug2018 in SSM

Friday August 17th we are having a fund raiser at the 1668 Winery in Sault Sainte Marie, starting at 6 p.m. map here
Saturday August 18th we will kick off the event with a sunrise ceremony at Rotary Island.  We then will have an opening session starting at 9 a.m., programs running at 3 different locations (The Tribal Library / Museum, the Soo Theater, and the Bayliss Public Library) throughout the day, and a closing session at 3 p.m.  There will also be a 1.5 hour break around noon, where you will be on your own for lunch.
Summary of talks:
  • Opening session: A detailed discussion about UPEC and the Three Lakes Group of the Sierra Club.  The history of each group, our missions, and what we see for the future. 
  • Aquatic Invasives: Cattails and Crayfish
  • St. Marys Watershed Ponds
  • SSM water history
  • Area River/Canoe History
  • Great Lakes Coastal Restoration 
  • Terrestrial Invasives
  • Mega-fauna History, Status and Future
  • Loss of tree species
  • Local Authors and Artists
  • Batchewana Forestry Plan
  • Tribal Fisheries
  • Walleye Ponds
  • Sacred Sites
  • Natural Foods
  • Closing Session:  A panel discussion regarding the Tribal Water Accord.

Sunday August 19th we have several outdoor activities planned for that morning:

  • A slow ride bicycling event
  • A kayak trip to Voyager Island
  • Historical walking tour of the city of Sault Sainte Marie
  • Informative nature hike



Previous UPEC Celebrate the UP!





Info: Celebrate the UP! August 2018 in the Soo

Details: Celebrate the UP! March 2018 in Houghton

Info: Celebrate the UP! Sept 2017 in SSM

Flyer: Celebrate the UP! March 2017 (PDF) 
Photos: Celebrate the UP! 2016 held in Baraga
Program: Celebrate the UP! 2015 (PDF) held in Marquette
Check our Facebook page for updates, and information about previous Celebrate the UP! events.



For more details about this year’s Celebration, contact UPEC, or email this Celebrate committee.



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