The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will hold its fifth annual Celebrate the UP on March 8-9 at the Landmark Inn, Peter White Public Library and the Federated Women’s Clubhouse (the corners of Front Street and Ridge Street in Marquette). The event is a great antidote to cabin fever as it brings together people who enjoy the region’s outdoor environment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Jonathan Lutz, Executive Director of Michigan Audubon, will kick off the event Friday at 7 p.m. by exploring Audubon’s “Strategic Initiatives for Bird Conservation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.” On Saturday, twelve speakers will present between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. covering such topics as art, UP literature, archeology, birds, alpaca farming, and Native American treaties and indigenous foods.
On Saturday from 3 to 4:45 p.m., a group of panelists will discuss “Harvesting Biomass and Forest Health” in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. The panel will feature foresters, ecologists, and landowners. A public reception will following the panel will convene at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse. For more information, visit www.upenvironment.org