Friends of the Land of Keweenaw is an active all-volunteer organization located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It works with other regional, state, and national organizations to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Lake Superior Watershed.
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Recent News & Upcoming Events
Here’s a link to the latest FOLK newsletter.
In the newsletter:
-FOLK and UPEC's statement on Enbridge Line 5
-U.P. Energy Task Force Draft Recommendations dealing with propane availability issues
-Detailed discussion of Line 5 issues, and recommendation for actions you could take
-Actions by FOLK board members
For more Line 5 info, and to see the complete Task Force recommendations, see
Here is a summary of things you can do to oppose Line 5 and the proposed tunnel
1.Tell Governor Whitmer we support her efforts to shut down Line 5: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/gov_whitmer_shut_it_down
2. Let our elected state officials know you don't approve of their support for Enbridge. Here are the links to their offices:
110th District 38th District www.senatoredmcbroom.com/
3. Write letters to the editors of newspapers, emails to the UP TV stations, post on social media
4. In November, vote for candidates who support environmentally-responsible policies.
These organizations are working to inform the public about and/or shut down Line 5:
a. Oil and Water Don’t Mix - https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/
b. FLOW - https://forloveofwater.org/
c. League of Conservation Voters - https://michiganlcv.org/
d. Tipp of the Mitt Watershed Council - https://www.watershedcouncil.org/
UPEC held a virtual Celebrate the U.P. event this year. See watch it on Youtube ast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_SGwX-pXW4wCz646OPJDQ
FOLK's final adopt-a-highway cleanup on US 41 this year is scheduled for a date (not determined yet) between September 26 and October 4th. Should be some good fall color then. If you might be interested in helping, please contact Rosemary Grier, .
Planet of the Humans, a new film produced by Michael Moore and directed by Jeff Gibbs, is now available on YouTube! It discusses, among other things, how enviros have become seduced by corporations and research facilities into believing that technology will save the world. High tech and "environmentally friendly" solutions are no substitute for simply using fewer resources in the first place. See here.
Buffalo Reef Task Force August 2020 Newsletter (click LINK)