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Enviro-Mich message from "TONY DEFALCO" <DEFALCO@nwf.org>
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PLEASE NOTE: This week and next week, the Lake Superior Alliance is hosting a series of public meetings around the lake to obtain public input to the LaMP. Michigan meetings take place December 6 and 7 in Marquette and Houghton, respectively. Please refer to the post below for details and come out to a meeting near you!

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PLEASE POST: Upcoming Meetings to highlight the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP)

[Apologies for Cross Postings]

Did you know there is a plan for Lake Superior's future?  The plan is called the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the state, federal and provincial governments are hoping to finish the third stage of the plan by April 2000.  The LaMP is a road map to the goals of the Lake Superior Binational Program: Lake Superior as a zero discharge demonstration zone and the protection and restoration of the Lake Superior ecosystem.  Read on to learn more and find out how you can make a difference in the LaMP.

**Meeting Overview and Schedule**
Now is the time for community members to make their voices heard.  Help
ensure a strong, effective Stage 3 LaMP which accurately reflects the intention of the Binational Program.  Join us at a public meeting in your community.  In order to get the views of Lake Superior's many citizens, the Lake Superior Alliance and its member organizations have organized a series of public meetings.  At each of the seven meetings, expert presenters will describe the Binational Program and highlight the Stage 3 Plan.  What's in it?  What's not there that should be?  What kind of Lake Superior is in your future?  Meetings will also feature presentations on what Lake Superior citizens are doing to meet the goals now.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

		Monday, November 29	7:00PM
		Thunder Bay, Ontario
		Lakehead University Faculty Lounge

		Wednesday, December 1	7:00PM
		Wawa, Ontario
		Michipicoten High School

		Thursday, December 2	7:30PM
		Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
		City Hall

		Monday, December 6		7:00PM
		Marquette, Michigan
		NMU, University Center, Marquette/Nicolay Room

		Tuesday, December 7		7:00PM
		Houghton, Michigan
		Michigan Tech. U., Memorial Union, Room 105

		Wednesday, December 8	7:00PM
		Duluth, Minnesota
		Dewitt-Seitz Marketplace, Rm 319A

		Thursday, December 9	7:00PM
		Ashland, Wisconsin
		Vaughan Library

Now is the time to provide input in this important step in charting Lake Superior's future.  If you'd like to take part in the meetings or simply want more information, please contact Bob Olsgard at 888.281.1735 or via email:  bolsgard@spacestar.net 

Tony DeFalco, Lake Superior Project Organizer
National Wildlife Federation
506 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-3351
(734) 769-1449 (fax)
E-mail: defalco@nwf.org
www.nwf.org/greatlakes

>>> "Martha Waszak" <WASZAKM@state.mi.us> 11/29/99 10:56AM >>>
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Enviro-Mich message from "Martha Waszak" <WASZAKM@state.mi.us>
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As part of the continuing effort to restore and protect the Lake Superior basin, the partners in the Lake Superior Binational Program have released a draft Lakewide Management Plan for public review.  This planning document outlines a number of activities that will be undertaken to reduce or eliminate sources of pollution to the Lake Superior basin. 

Governor Engler as well as the other Lake Superior State governors and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator endorsed the Lake Superior Binational Program in 1991.  One of the goals of this program is to achieve zero discharge and emission of certain persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic substances to the basin.  The draft Lakewide Management Plan identifies activities that will be undertaken to move us toward this goal.

Participants in the Lake Superior Binational Program include federal, state, provincial and local governments; tribal organizations, the Lake Superior Binational Forum, business, industry, universities, environmental groups and others.   Comments will be sought on this draft document until January 10, 2000.

Copies of the draft Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan are available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  You may request copies from:

Shelia Wells,
U.S. EPA (W-15J)
Lake Superior Regional Team
77 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604-3590
Phone:  312-886-0132
Email:  wells.shelia@epa.gov 

Also, the draft document and more information about the Lake Superior Binational Program copies are available electronically at:  www.epa.gov/glnpo/lakesuperior . 






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