The Wege Foundation is honored to support Mark Heckman’s “Sooper Yooper” because Peter Wege believes the problem of exotic invasive species is the single biggest threat to the Great Lakes. Mark Heckman’s remarkable talent and his own love for the Great Lakes makes this book vitally important to the young people who are our future.

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Artist Mark Heckman (above) has attracted attention to a host of environmental and social issues through creative billborads that have appeared across the country. Featured on the pages of both Time and Newsweek by the age of 27, Mark built a career that spanned a wide variety of projects, from designing the logo for actor Dustin Hoffman’s production company to painting the portrait of President Gerald R. Ford for the Michigan State Capitol building project.

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