Thumb and Upper Peninsula Members

Sparsely populated compared to the rest of Michigan, the Thumb and Upper Peninsula host important organizations.

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Thumb Area

  • Lone Tree Council

    Lone Tree Council has been fighting for environmental justice since 1978. Through education, lobbying and old-fashioned organizing, members have pressed the State of Michigan and Dow Chemical Corporation to inform and protect the thousands of people living in an area of the Tittabawassee River floodplain contaminated with dangerous levels of dioxin.

Upper Peninsula

  • Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition

    As the longest serving environmental organization in Michigan’s U.P., the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (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 with whom we share this land.