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
We're proud to welcome two new members of the FOLK board - Stacee and Mike Kowalczyk, who own and operate Otter River Outfitters, a clothing store in downtown Houghton.
The FOLK board has sent the US EPA a letter supporting KBIC's request for them to be able to regulate water quality for all surface waters within the L’Anse Reservation. Info on the EPA's ruling on this will appear here as soon as we know the details.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: We have confirmations for our 30th anniversary celebration with Studio Pizza/Orpheum and with Cheap Therapy as well, for Friday, September 27th. More details to follow. Hope to see you there!
Michigan DNR has announced that $50,000 has been awarded to replace the current boardwalk between Canyon Falls Roadside Park and Canyon Falls. The old boardwalk has been deteriorating for years and parts of it are unsafe. Details later when we know when the project will take place.
Verna Mize Park to be moved this summer from along M-26 to some location along the lakefront. Mize was a Calumet High School graduate (Class of 1940) who "is known as “The person who saved Lake Superior”. She single-handedly, and at her own expense, began a petition drive to direct the Federal Government to stop The Reserve Mining Company from dumping 67,000 tons of tailings a day into Lake Superior. In a Court Case that lasted seven years, the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1980, directed Reserve to stop dumping. After 13 years, Verna Mize had won!" (clkschools.org) The park was dedicated in 1981.