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Learn about UPLC, the land we protect, and the people we work with - Attend a UPLC event. Check back here and sign up for our e-news to stay up to date!

Dead River Open House 
Community Input Session


June 9th
UPLC Office


Stop by to share your insights on this special piece of land and get your questions answered about DRCF! Feel free to drop by anytime during the Open House. You can stay for as long as you like to engage in conversations, take our survey, or simply drop by to grab information about DRCF. Your input is essential in helping us build a Management Plan and define our stewardship priorities. If you can't make this event, keep an eye out for future opportunities to engage in community input!

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Marquette, MI

Haiku-ing Your Way Home:
Poetry Workshop with UP Poet Laureate Barbara Matherne

Wednesday, June 21st
Peter White Public Library
heritage Room

Do you wish to capture that exquisite outdoor moment and a photo just doesn’t do it?

Haiku poetry—17 syllables in three lines—is the perfect form to express the essence of what you see and feel about the land and water that is your home. Learn how to start and make haiku with the UP Poet Laureate Barbara Matherne and volunteers from the UP Land Conservancy. Your poem could become part of the Chocolay Bayou Art Walk in August.


Register at!

Thank you to Peter White Public Library and UP Poet Laureate Foundation!


Boardwalk Beautification 
Volunteer Day

Thursday, June 29th
Chocolay Bayou
Nature Preserve

The Bayou Boardwalk needs some TLC this summer! Help us clean, restain, and seal the plaques along the boardwalk. Additionally, we might need a hand with some other stewardship activities (if our permits are approved in time!).

Email to let us know if you can volunteer! 


On the Horizon...

Trail Cleaning Day

TBD Summer 2023 at Tory's Woods

Help us get the trails ready at Tory's Woods for a summer of adventure and stewardship! More details to come. 

Love volunteering outside? Apply to be a trailblazer with UPLC here:

Wellness in the woods

Wednesday, June 28th - Time TBD

Did you know that a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that spending just 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress?
Meet with Sean Fitzpatrick, UPLC volunteer and mental health professional, to explore your inner self while in the woods! Different topics such as meditation and forest bathing will be discussed and practiced. 

More information to be shared in the coming month!

3rd Annual ArtWalk
at the Chocolay Bayou

Sunday, August 20th 12pm-4pm

The UP Land Conservancy invites any artists who have been shaped by the interaction of land and water to apply to participate in the Third Annual Chocolay Bayou Art Walk and Sale.  We are looking for any media which reflect the theme of being shaped by nature. Selected artists will exhibit their art and if desired, sell their work, from sites along the trails of the Bayou

More events coming soon!

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