Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition, UPEC
Presents the Sixth Annual
Celebrate the UP!!

March 21-22, 2014

In Hancock, Michigan
in Finlandia's Jutila Center


All events are FREE and open to the public!
We will start out with a keynote speaker on Friday evening followed by a fun meet n greet with refreshments.
Then on Saturday, we will have a dozen speakers talking about all things great in the UP, with topics that will be sure to pique your interests!
These talks will be followed by a panel discussion then another meet n greet with refreshments!

Note, the Kangas Cafe in the Jutila Center will be
open all day Saturday for delicious snacks, lunch, desserts, and drinks!

UPEC Board members invite the Speakers and guest to join us for lunch
in dining room set up for us next to the Kangas Cafe from 11:30-1pm Saturday.

All Celebrate info -8 page color pdf

Schedule & Overview of Presentations 3 page pdf
Print a one page b/w Poster here - .doc file

2014 Speaker and Panelist Bios -2 page pdf
Print a one page color Poster with Speaker Schedule & Talk Titles -pdf

Schedule:    “Celebrate the UP! at the Jutila Center in Hancock”    
March 21-22, 1014

Time Slot

Room 323

Room 324

Room 722

Friday, Mar 21

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Room 323

    • At Home in the Northwoods: Reflections on Belonging to a Place
    • (John Bates)

Saturday, Mar. 22

9:30 - 10:30

Cultural and Ecological Importance of Wild Rice (Manoomin) (Roger LaBine)

Special Plants and Special Places of the Western UP
(Ian Shackleford)

Mapping Memory, Honoring Place
(Phyllis Fredendall)

10:45 - 11:45

Wild Rice from Lake to Table

(Roger LaBine)

Climate change and UP forests - Risks, Opportunities, and Ways to Adapt (Stephen Handler)

Radical Sharing: Flex Car to Zip Car and Beyond
Amlan Mukherjee)

11:45 - 1:00

Lunch - Kangas Cafe will be open on the Main floor

1:00 - 2:00

The Cold, Hard Facts about Winter Camping (Doug Welker and Don Watson)

It’s God’s Country - Don’t Forget Your Camera (Bill Rinkinen)

History of the Porkies
(Bob Wild)

2:15 - 3:15

Canoeing Wild Rivers of the Western UP! (Ray Weglars)

Waterbird Migration Through Lake Superior (Joseph Youngman)

Local Farm to School, Hospital & Restaurant (Mark Pitillo)

3:30 - 4:45

Room 323

Panel Discussion: 50 Years of Wilderness

The Wilderness Acts of 1964 and 1987: how the western UP got its Forest Service Wildernesses, and how we keep them wild. (Doug Welker)

Protecting the Porkies: A Key to Michigan Wilderness and the Natural Areas Program (Bob Wild)

Legislated wilderness in national parks, and Isle Royale in particular -- is it needed, is it valid, is it the highest form of federal lands protection or not? (Bill Fink)

5:00 - 6:30

Room 323

Reception for All!


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