Thank you for joining us!

2019 Celebrate the UP! 

at our next event on March 29/30, 2019 in Marquette!


Contact us about the event: 

or 906-201-1949


  • The 2019 UPEC Celebrate the UP! in Marquette, will again be at the Three Corners on Ridge and Front streets; Peter White Public Library (PWPL), Landmark Inn (LI), Federated Women’s Clubhouse (FWC), the Ore Dock Brewery (ODB) .

    Friday, March 29

    •    Quarterly meeting of the UPEC Board, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., FWC
    •    UPEC Annual Meeting, with review of the year and the Board election, 4:30 P.M., FWC
    •    Short Video Contest Award Winners,  6:30-7:30 P.M., ODB
    •    Yooper Music Kickoff event.  Conga Se Menne. 8:00 P.M., ODB

    Saturday, March 30

    •    Keynote Address, “The Sixth Great Lake”.  David Dempsey, author and environmental policy specialist.  9:00 A.M., FWC
    •   Individual sessions, 10:15 A.M. – 3:15 P.M., PWPL, LI, FWC

      Rolf and Candy Peterson, canoeing around Isle Royale

      Michael Loukinen, filmmaker, Burbot fishing in the Copper Country

  • Panels on wind power and mineral rights

      Phil Watts, local climbing adventures
      Mark Doremus, filmmaker, the Back Forty Mining Proposal on Menominee River
      Michele Tuccini, open-air landscape painting
      Ryne Rutherford, amphibians and reptiles
      Karena Schmidt, lichens
      Michael Neiger & Chris Ozminski, Arctic expeditions and survival
      Joe Kaplan, bird habitat restoration
      Brandon Gerig, fisheries and aquatic ecology 

    3:30 P.M., PWPL: Plenary Panel “Catch a Moment in TimeIconic UP Images.  

    5:00 P.M., FWC:  Closing Reception 

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