Initiative News & Calendar
November 17, 2017
Houghton Middle School wins Lexus Eco Challenge again
HOUGHTON — HOUGHTON — For the third time, Houghton Middle School students have won the Lexus Eco Challenge in the Land a ... >>more
November 16, 2017
Local educators present at Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative's Place Based Education Conference
The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) Place Based Education Conference took place at Eastern Michigan Universi ... >>more
October 26, 2017
Students spend day learning at Lake Superior Water Festival
HOUGHTON — High school students from five Upper Peninsula counties learned more about the Great Lakes and the research b ... >>more



How to Make A Contribution to LSSI

The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) is part of the statewide Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) launched by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust in January 2008 with financial support from the Wege Foundation. The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education is the grant recipient.

2016 marks LSSI’s 9th year. Each year, LSSI needs to raise a greater portion of its operating costs. LSSI needs to raise $75,000 in cash or donations to receive continued funding from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative for 2017-2019.

Currently LSSI engages:

o       16 Schools in Houghton, Keweenaw & Baraga counties

o       98 Teachers in grades K-12

o       3,562 Students

o       105 Community Partners in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic and
  Keweenaw Counties.

Those wishing to make a cash donation may:


(1)   Contribute directly to a specific school-community project;

(2)   Contribute to the school foundation where a particular project takes place

(3)   Contribute directly to LSSI and earmark your contribution for a specific purpose, such as, teacher workshops, school mini-grants, annual celebration, etc.
Mail your contribution to:

   Attention: Shawn Oppliger
   Copper Country ISD
   809 Hecla St.   Hancock, MI 49930-1212

(4)   Provide general support to LSSI. Mail your contribution to:

   Attention: Shawn Oppliger
   Copper Country ISD
   809 Hecla St.   Hancock, MI 49930-1212

(5)   Click here to contribute to the LSSI Endowment Fund established with the Keweenaw Community Foundation online, or contact the Keweenaw Community Foundation directly by phone (906) 482-9673, or visit their website:

If you have any questions, please contact the LSSI Leadership Team:

Shawn Oppliger          482-0331
Joan Chadde                    487-3341
Lloyd Wescoat                487-3341

Thank you!!

809 Hecla Street | Hancock, Michigan 49930 | 906.482.0331 |