Initiative News & Calendar
November 17, 2017
Houghton Middle School wins Lexus Eco Challenge again
HOUGHTON ó HOUGHTON ó 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 ó High school students from five Upper Peninsula counties learned more about the Great Lakes and the research b ... >>more


Support LSSI with Funding

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.

Currently LSSI engages:

o       14 Schools in Houghton, Keweenaw & Baraga counties

o       77 Teachers in grades K-12

o       1,558 Students

v              873 Elementary

v              488 Middle School

v              197 High School

o       105 Community Partners in Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw Counties

2011 marks LSSIís fourth year. Each year, LSSI needs to raise a greater portion of its operating costs. By June 2011, LSSI needs to raise $50,000 in cash or donations to receive continued funding from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

Those wishing to make a cash donation may:


(1)   Contribute directly to a specific 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.;

(4)   Contribute directly to LSSI and do not earmark your contribution; it can be used for general support..

(5)   Contribute to the LSSI endowment fund created with the Keweenaw Community Foundation. NOTE: An individual can receive a tax credit of up to $100 from the State of  Michigan and joint filers are eligible for a tax credit of up to $200. You do not have to itemize for this tax credit. However, if you itemize for Federal taxes, the entire amount of your donation may be deductible." To contribute to LSSI via the Keweenaw Community Foundation, visit:   Contact the Keweenaw Community Foundation by telephone (906) 482-9673 or visit their website: if you have any questions.


If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact the LSSI Leadership Team.

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