Thursday, July 12, 2012

Celebrate Lake Superior Day July 15 at Save the Wild UP's WATERPALOOZA

MARQUETTE -- Save the Wild UP (SWUP) is celebrating Lake Superior Day with a WATERPALOOZA Water Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Enjoy food, live music and water-related activities while learning the importance of protecting our most beautiful and vital natural resource.

This community water celebration is designed to engage folks in the stewardship of the Great Lakes, the global freshwater crisis and the cultivation of a vibrant and sustainable local culture. This family-oriented, community-centered program will feature Michigan musicians, food and beverages, workshops, visual art, children’s activities (including a WATERSLIDE), as well as connections to campaigns and projects protecting our water locally and/or addressing global water challenges.

Artist Rosa Musket of Save the Wild UP enjoys a Marquette view of Lake Superior. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Vendors interested in tabling their water-related information or activities can contact the SWUP office by calling 906-228-4444. A generous space is available for $20 per vendor.

Volunteers are needed to help with booths. If you can volunteer for a few hours, please call 906-228-4444 or e-mail

Save the Wild UP welcomes office manager/outreach coordinator Heidi Gould, working to continue SWUP’s mission of public awareness and education to protect the Upper Peninsula from unsustainable development, degradation and dangerous contamination.

Office hours are posted for Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit Heidi in the little green office at  413 N. Third Street, or visit

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