Project Title & Description
CARE PROJECT FY 2007 - Central Lake Superior Watershed
The Earth Keepers CARE project focuses on the following environmental toxins; pharmaceuticals, household hazardous waste, e-waste, mercury and toxins from household burn barrels. The Central Lake Superior Watershed Partnership with technical support from EPA staff will develop or adopt related community education and outreach materials tailored to address the issues of pharmaceuticals, household hazardous waste, e-waste, mercury and toxins from household burn barrels. In addition, EPA staff will provide technical assistance regarding the development of draft community ordinances to address these issues and achieve the desired pollution reduction goals. This project is uniquely capable of reaching the majority of the community population through the nine faith communities (representing over 25 congregations in the greater Marquette area and over 120 congregations throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) that have signed on to the Earth Keeper Agreement and through the other project partners including local governments, Northern Michigan University and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.