Celebrate the UP! 

March 29-30, 2019 in Marquette

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition presents:

Celebrate the UP!


2019 Celebrate The UP Poster pdf

* 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  

    All events free and open to the public!





Previous UPEC Celebrate the UP!




Celebrate the UP! March 29-30 2019 in Marquette

Celebrate the UP! August 2018 in the Soo

Celebrate the UP! March 2018 in Houghton

Celebrate the UP! Sept 2017 in SSM

Celebrate the UP! March 2017 (PDF) 
Celebrate the UP! 2016 held in Baraga
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 an upcoming Celebrate the UP!, 

 Contact us about the event:


or 906-201-1949



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