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- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:39:03 -0500
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The Lake Superior Binational Forum
invites you to an
Open Public Input Meeting
Economic and Environmental Impacts of the
Shipping Industry and Global Climate Change on Lake Superior
Friday, January 30, 2009 â?¦ Barkers Island Conference Center
BALLROOM, Superior, Wisconsin
1 to 5 p.m.
Who should attend?
This input session is intended for local elected officials, community
leaders, area business owners and operators, companies involved in
shipping and transportation, and Twin Ports residents who want to make
comments about important environmental issues in the Twin Ports
This event is free and open to the public without need to
Why is this meeting being held in Superior?
The Binational Forum holds four open input meetings each year in host
communities around the lake basin to hear public comments about issues
related to Lake Superior. This input session, called Economic and
Environmental Impacts of the
Shipping Industry and Global Climate Change on Lake Superior, will
focus on how the shipping industry and global climate change is impacting
the Twin Portâ??s economy and environment. Public comments on other
topics related to Lake Superior are also welcomed beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Stewart, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes
Maritime Research Institute, Superior, will talk about Climate
Change Impacts on the Great Lakes Shipping Industry. The Great Lakes
Maritime Research Institute is dedicated to developing and improving
economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the
Great Lakes through applied research. It was established in 2004 to
pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics,
engineering, environmental planning, and port management.
Dr. Mary Balcer, the
Research Instituteâ??s Director and Research Scientist at the
UW-Superior campus, will describe A Practical Solution to Treating
Aquatic Invasive Species in Ballast Water. This presentation is based
on results of research conducted at the University of
Wisconsin-Superiorâ??s ballast water treatment facility.
Organizers of a newly formed interfaith group of about 25 Twin Ports
churches will describe the innovative actions theyâ??re taking to
minimize their churchesâ?? and congregationsâ?? carbon dioxide emissions
and environmental footprints. Clergy, lay leaders, and youth groups have
been educating congregations through sermons, study groups, and
activities, while some have made physical changes to church buildings and
addition, Superior Mayor
David Ross will describe the sustainable actions the city is taking to
protect the natural resources of the lake basin.
American recipients of the Lake Superior Binational Forumâ??s annual
Environmental Stewardship awards program will receive awards for
outstanding contributions towards protecting Lake Superiorâ??s natural
environment. In the Adult Individual category Duane Lahti, the former
basin supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resourcesâ??
Northern Regionâ??s Division of Water and Watershed Management office in
Superior, will be recognized for his career work protecting the surface
and groundwater of Wisconsinâ??s northern counties.
St. Maryâ??s Medical Center (SMDC), Duluth, will receive an award
in the Industry category for its new Duluth facility that was certified
at the gold level in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) program in 2007. Numerous sustainable building features
incorporated into the unique design have resulted in cleaner indoor air,
a smaller ecological footprint, and lower energy and water use.
Impacts of the Shipping Industry and Global
Climate Change on Lake Superior
1 p.m. Welcome?Bruce Liindgren, Lake Superior
Binational Forum U.S. Co-chair and Glen Dale, Canadian Forum
1:10 Presentation of Lake Superior Binational
Forum Environmental Stewardship Awards to U.S. Recipients
St. Maryâ??s Duluth Clinic and Duane Lahti, Oulu, Wisconsin
1:25 Sustainable Superior: What is the City of
Superior Doing to Protect Lake Superior??Mayor David Ross>
1:45 Climate Change Impacts on the Great Lake
Shipping Industry?Dr. Richhard Stewart, Co-Chair of Great Lakes
Maritime Research Institute, UW-Superior
2:45 Questions for Dr. Richard Stewart
3:15 A Practical Solution to Treating Aquatic
Invasive Species in Ballast Water
?Dr. Mary Balcer, Director and Research Scientiist at the Lake
Superior Research Institute, UW-Superior campus
3:45 Questions for Dr. Mary Balcer
4:00 A Local Success Story: Twin Ports
Interfaith Initiative on Global Warming?>Bill Mittlefehldt,
Interfaith group organizer
4:30 Open Public Input: Any public comments
related to Lake Superior are welcomed. NOTE: An additional time for open
public input is on Saturday morning at 11:30, January 31, at the Barkers
Island Inn in the Ballroom.
The Forumâ??s U.S. Coordinator can be reached at (715) 682-1489; or
more information about the Forum visit
What is the Lake Superior Binational Forum?
The Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of U.S. and Canadian
volunteers working together to provide input and recommendations to
governments about lakewide management issues, and to educate basin
residents about ways to protect and restore the Lake Superior basinâ??s
The Forumâ??s U.S. office is headquartered at
Ashland, Wisconsin, and is funded in the U.S. by the
Agencyâ??s Great Lakes National Program Office, and by
Environment Canada in Canada.
Lake Superior Binational Forum
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland WI 54806
"Water is life, and the quality of water determines the quality
--Lake Superior Binational Program vision
The next Lake Superior Day is Sunday, July 19, 2009!
Alex J. Sagady & Associates
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