Initiative News & Calendar
February 8, 2017
Hancock middle school students dig through 182 pounds of trash
Students got their hands dirty and a bit smelly for a reason. By Aleah Hordges Feb 07, 2017 HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC ... >>more
February 8, 2017
Garbology study teaches students to think about recycling
SHANCOCK — Hancock Middle School’s Garbology Waste Stream Study revealed some surprising results for a school in a city ... >>more
February 7, 2017
Recycling anniversary demonstrates local interest
Graham Jaehnig, Staff Writer HOUGHTON — The first anniversary of cardboard recycling in Houghton County was a great ... >>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 |