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New Curbside Recycling Program for Houghton & Hancock

View and download the new recycling guidelines for Houghton and Hancock residents:

Featured Resource

2014 U.P. Food & Farm Directory - Available in print and online

Marquette Food Co-op's 6th edition of the U.P. Food & Farm Directory for 2014 is now available. Designed to highlight sustainable Upper Peninsula farms that sell their products and services directly to the general public. It is a “producer-only” directory which means that the farms included must grow, raise, or gather their own products.  Search the directory >

Upcoming Events

Learn How to Design a Nature-Friendly Garden

Date: Sunday, July 30
Time: 2-5 PM
Place: Marsin Nature Retreat

Volunteers from the Master Gardener program, led by KLT Board member Maria Janowiak, will give a presentation on how to assess a site and begin planning a new garden, as well as describe new landscaping efforts that are starting up at the Marsin Nature Retreat. This informative session will be followed up by hands-on learning during a short work bee to break ground on a new demonstration garden. New and experienced gardeners are welcome!

The first workday will take place on Sunday, July 30th at 2-5 PM. Presentations will take place from 2-4 pm, with the hands-on demonstration beginning at 4 PM. Bring gloves, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Tools will be provided. Bug spray is recommended! Directions to Marsin can be found here.

Stay tuned for details about future workshops on August 20th, September 17th, and October 15th. Questions? Contact Maria at 906-201-2502 or email maria.janowiak@gmail.com

Green Tip

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Michigan utility customers may be eligible for a free furnace or boiler tune-up through a statewide energy efficiency program. Tune-ups ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, saving residents money and eliminating health and safety risks.

Blue Terra Energy is conducting the free tune-ups, normally priced at $100, for natural gas utility customers in the western Upper Peninsula. Residents must be Semco Energy Gas Company customers to qualify. Customers can call (906) 487-5342 to schedule.

The free furnace and boiler tune-ups are funded by revenue collected from a small surcharge Michigan utility customers currently pay on their monthly bills. In addition to a free tune-up, customers may also be eligible to receive a new programmable thermostat and/or new carbon monoxide detector, free of charge.

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Featured Directory Listing

Habitat for Humanity Restore in Calumet!

Located on Pine Street in Calumet.
Visit their website for a list of accepted goods.

• Open to the public   • Donations welcome

Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm

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