About Citizens for Superior

Our Mission

The mission of Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior is to protect the shoreline, fresh water, and ecological integrity of Lake Superior and its watershed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and to be an advocate for the Lake Superior region by fostering community action to preserve the quality of life provided by this coastal environment for generations to come.

CSCLS advocates for the protection and health of the Lake Superior shoreline and watershed in da UP. Our current efforts are focused on advocating for wetland protection in Marquette County, responding to mining threats in the watershed, and supporting native plant landscapes and outdoor education in Powell Township.

We have also presented organized opposition to the Granot Loma spaceport project since 2020, when the ill-conceived plan was announced, through our "Stop the Rocket" campaign. In November 2023, we facilitated the passage of an official resolution in Powell Township in which the Powell Township Board interpreted their Zoning Ordinance and Master Plan as incompatible with a spaceport at Granot Loma. For more information on that decision, read more.

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CSCLS Board & Staff

  • Dennis Ferraro - President
  • Kaye Hiebel - Vice President
  • Graham Lund - Treasurer
  • Kim Ferraro - Secretary
  • Elizabeth Bates - Board member
  • Phil Bakken - Board member
  • Solomon Kronberg - Board member
  • Michael Lynn Wellman - Board member
  • Jane Fitkin - Director
  • Amanda Lemmeyer - Advocacy Intern