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 […]

City of Marquette Letter of Approval

Posted by on October 25, 2016

In response to our presentation in August to the City of Marquette Commissioners, we received a letter of support/approval from the City. This is huge! What exactly does this mean? It means we can start going forward with our project. The Friends of the Ore Dock BotEco Center can now look into amending the Bottomlands Agreement and also start our fundraising. […]

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 […]

Thrivent Financial Grants Community Event Funds

Posted by on March 11, 2015

    Project Name: Ore Dock Picasso Party Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit, membership organization with the inspiring line “live generously” grants funds for community projects and will fund an Ore Dock Picasso Party Project set for June 6, 2015. The $250 will provide printing for mini-posters, defray cost of materials /supplies (canvases, brushes, paints), and to provide beverages and snacks. An art instructor will […]

Ore Dock Three Part Series: Past, Present and Future

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Link to UP Matters 3 Part Series http://www.upmatters.com/tags?tag=Ore%20Dock Direct links to parts 1-3 Past Present Future THE TRANSCRIPTS (with comments in bold) From The Past: (no comments on this section) A three part series of the past, present and future of the Ore Dock in Marquette’s Lower Harbor begins with the Ore Dock you see now, which is the 6th dock […]

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

Posted by on January 21, 2014

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