North Michigan members

Michigan's U.P. and northern L.P. is lush with nature. Our plethora of member organizations are protecting it.

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A Few Friends for the Environment of the World

AFFEW's mission is to provide visitors and residents of Mason County with information on local environmental issues by through public awareness, balanced discussions, referrals to other organizations and activities which promote a healthier ecosystem.

Anglers of the Au Sable

This volunteer-led group over 1,000 members strong is more than a fishing club. The Grayling-based group intervenes in fishing and recreational legislation, environmental problems, stream improvement programs, fisheries, environmental research and educational programs.

Au Sable River Watershed Committee

This Grayling-based group preserves, protects and enhances the Au Sable River Watershed. It does so as a host of forums, a watershed advocate and a partner and project coordinator.

Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc.

The proposed Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River contaminates our air, waters, and soils. Contamination kills. The Coalition to Save the Menominee River believes an organized approach is the best way to save our waters, wildlife, property values, sacred lands, the tourism industry, and our people.

Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior

This Marquette-based organization protects and improves the coastal habitat, shoreline and freshwater of Lake Superior and its watershed in Marquette County by opposing actions that jeopardize these resources through community action.

Friends of the Jordan River Watershed

This East Jordan-based organization seeks to conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River and its watershed.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

This Sovereign Nation with offices in northwest Leenlenau Peninsula, honors its ancestors and strive to empower the well-being of its nearly 4,000 present members and future members.

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

This Traverse City-based organization works with people to build a thriving local farm and food economy; to make northwest Michigan towns and villages stronger; and to develop local, clean energy. With local on-the-ground results that can influence statewide policy, Groundwork Center strengthens the local economy, protects the environment, and builds community.

Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance

This community-based organization is dedicated to the support and development of green burial practices in the Keweenaw Peninsula and the western Upper Peninsula. This traditional form of burial returns the body to the earth to nourish it and minimize negative environmental impacts.  

Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance

Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council

This Traverse City-based organization seeks to preserve the natural environment of northwest Michigan through citizen action and education. Its issues range from tree cover to clean energy to the Line 5 pipeline's decommissioning. 

SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers

This nonprofit implements local solutions to global issues at the intersection of ecology, education, and design. SEEDS work focuses on place-based activities that regenerate habitat, prevent carbon emissions, develop talent pipelines for green industries, and invest in the next generations.

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Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is the voice for northern Michigan lakes, streams, wetlands and groundwater. The Petoskey-based nonprofit does so through advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, networking across the Great Lakes Basin and thorough research.

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition

As the longest serving environmental organization of the Upper Peninsula, UPEC strives to preserve the unique cultural and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula through public education, the promotion of sound land stewardship and reasoned dialogue with communities, governments, industries and others.