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.


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.


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. 


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.


Statewide members with north Michigan offices


Michigan Energy Options

Michigan Energy Options guide communities toward being more sustainable and resilient through the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy. It does this with unbiased expertise, research, results-driven programs and collaboration with stakeholders. It has impacted 2 million residents across the state from its East Lansing, Marquette and Grand Rapids locations.


Great Lakes Mediation

Great Lakes Mediation has more than 25 years of experience negotiating settlements in complex, multi-party litigation between private parties, public entities and state and federal regulatory agencies. It specializes in environmental and property litigation, including coastal law. It is based in Traverse City.


Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Michigan LCV's Education Fund engages elected officials, business leaders and Michigan residents to take action on the most pressing land, air and water issues facing the state. It conducts nonpartisan civic engagement work - such as "get out the vote" efforts and citizen organizing on specific policy issues - from its Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Traverse City offices.