The Ore Dock BotEco Center

Our goal is to create a special place on Marquette's waterfront that achieves a sustainable balance of educational, recreational and commercial uses.

1) Ecological Education and Research Facilities
2) Year-round Indoor Botanical Gardens
3) Historical Preservation and Education
4) Community Spaces

Moving Forward

Posted by on October 12, 2017

The Ore Dock BotEco Center is one step closer to becoming a reality. Our Board President, VP and Secretary have been meeting with the City of Marquette, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and representatives from the Governor’s office, Attorney General’s office, and Senator Tom Casperson’s office about revisions to the Bottomlands Agreement. Since the City owns the dock and the […]

Delta Sky Magazine

Posted by on November 28, 2016

Marquette was just featured in the December issue of Delta Sky Magazine! And BotEco also made an appearance in there! Check out the whole article HERE.

SmartPrize Exhibit

Posted by on April 5, 2016

Our exhibit at the Landmark Inn in downtown Marquette is complete for SmartPrize. There are 22 entrants in the SmartPrize competition this year and over $20k is being given away! There are maps of the SmartPrize walk at each venue. Be sure to check them all out, there are a lot of great ideas! You can vote for the BotEco […]

Marquette waits for results of ore dock inspections

Posted by on June 13, 2014

The City of Marquette is waiting for results to come back from structural inspections that have just been done on the old ore dock in the city’s Lower Harbor. The Marquette City Commission set aside money in the budget for this fiscal year to perform the inspections. The field work involved both a dive team examining what’s underwater and a structural […]

BotEco Center Planning Still Under Way 12/20/13

Posted by on January 21, 2014

BotEco Center planning still under way December 20, 2013 The Mining Journal By CHRISTIE BLECK – Journal Staff Writer (cbleck@miningjournal.net) MARQUETTE – It sits in Marquette’s Lower Harbor, a relic from an earlier industrial age. Built in 1931-32 and decommissioned in 1971, the abandoned ore dock has remained unused for decades save for being the home base for the annual […]

City to Study Ore Dock’s Future 10/1/13

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City to study ore dock’s future October 1, 2013 The Mining Journal By CHRISTIE BLECK – Journal Staff Writer , MARQUETTE – The Marquette City Commission took the next step in possibly determining the future of the dormant ore dock in Marquette’s Lower Harbor. (click to read full article) http://www.miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/591158.html