The Friends of the Ore Dock BotEco Center invites Michigan Upper Peninsula artists to submit images suitable for an Adult Coloring Book. Submissions shall encompass one or more of the following:
1) Ore Dock BotEco Center as depicted by renderings found at http://oredockboteco.org/
2) The current Marquette Lower Harbor Ore Dock and its surroundings (e.g. seagulls, waves, boats, sunrise).
3) Views inside the Ore Dock (e.g. plants, concerts, art displays) that reflects people’s interaction with the future ODBEC.
Marquette was just featured in the December issue of the Delta Sky Magazine, and BotEco was mentioned as well!
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!
Last night, Gisele Duerhing, President of the Friends of the Ore Dock BotEco Center, presented to the Marquette City Commission.
Our exhibit for SmartPrize is complete and on display at the Landmark Inn in downtown Marquette. 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!
The first ever SmartPrize is coming to Marquette and BotEco will be participating! SmartPrize is a 10-day competition from April 2 through April 11, 2016 in downtown Marquette, Michigan.
Thanks to board member Jim Cantrill and his lovely lady, Beth Cassidy, for hosting yet another fabulous BotEco end-of-the-year party! Games were played and good food was eaten! Here’s to another great year for the Ore Dock BotEco Center board.
A recent segment by Michigan Radio reminds us of the rich mining and maritime heritage represented by Marquette's Upper Harbor and Lower Harbor ore docks. BotEco is excited for the opportunity to continue honoring this history as we seek to repurpose the Lower Harbor ore dock into a world-class community center.
Listen to the radio segment and read the summary HERE.
A recent article in The Mining Journal contains good news! A structural analysis conducted by GEI Consultants of Marquette has revealed that the lower harbor ore dock is in excellent condition.
Read the entire article HERE.
On Monday, September 30, the Marquette City Commissioned approved a plan for GEI Consultants of Marquette to provide a structural analysis of the lower harbor ore dock's current condition.