Our Impact


Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative Annual Report

2015-2016 Report
LSSI awarded funding to sixteen school- community teams involving 12 school districts, 98 teachers, 3562 students, and 50 community partners in Houghton, Baraga, and Gogebic counties. The mini-grant funding ranged from $2500 to $3800 for two-year projects spanning the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school year. For more details, view our report. (NEED FILE)

2012-2014 Report
15 school community teams in 9 districts. There are 6 elementary, 5 middle school and 4 high school teams comprised of teachers, administrators, community partners and students. These teams engage students in valuable stewardship work in their community and through this work, students learn about their place (community) and its niche in the Great Lakes Watershed.

2009-2011 Report
Fifteen school–community teams engaged in stewardship projects in their local communities. The students and teachers involved in the school teams range from early elementary to high school. Each stewardship project is at various stages of implementation depending on number of years the school team has been involved in LSSI. For more details, view our Mid-Term Report.

2008-09 Annual Report
Fourteen schools in seven school districts in Houghton and Baraga Counties participated in the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative during the 2008-09 school year. These schools formed school-community partnerships and planned projects that were funded by grants approved by the LSSI Advisory Board. The funds come from the LSSI grant received from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and the Wege Foundation. A description of project outcomes, impacts on schools and communities, and implementation challenges, as submitted by each school team, is described in our report. For more details, view our Annual Report.