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Lake Superior P2 Report



Posted on behalf of LISA S. YEE <YEE@nwf.org>

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NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
MEDIA ADVISORY
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           
Contact: Lisa S. Yee, 734-769-3351 or
Carrie I. Schluter, 703-790-4089

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NEW GUIDE FROM NWF PROMOTES COMMUNITY-BASED 
APPROACH TO GREAT LAKES POLLUTION PREVENTION 
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* Please announce in your newsletters and other
publications.

ANN ARBOR, MI -- The bad news: Lake Superior -- one of the 
world's most spectacular natural resources -- is in peril.  
The good news: Lake Superior citizens are fighting back 
through hands-on projects that are models of community-based 
conservation.

A new publication from the National Wildlife Federation, 
"Protecting Lake Superior: A Community-Based Approach"
describes many of the grassroots pollution prevention projects 
that have worked in the Lake Superior basin.  Created to inspire 
citizens in other communities to take a stand in water quality 
protection, the guide offers concerned citizens common-sense 
ideas and tactics for protecting the Great Lakes from toxic 
pollution.      

By using the project examples in Protecting Lake Superior as a 
model, groups and individuals can develop similar strategies for 
combating the barrage of toxic chemicals that threaten to degrade 
the lakes.  Strategies such as:

* working with city councils to pass resolutions in support of 
strong watershed protection measures; 
* encouraging local schools and businesses to buy to buy 
chlorine-free paper;
* identifying sources of and eliminating mercury from communities; 
* encouraging local businesses to opt for pesticide-free lawn and 
grounds practices. 


"Knowledge truly is power," said NWF President Mark Van Putten.  
"By using the ideas in this guide, concerned citizens can do their 
part to help make the Great Lakes a healthier place for both people 
and wildlife."

The nation's largest member-supported conservation education and 
advocacy organization, the National Wildlife Federation unites 
people from all walks of life to protect nature, wildlife and the 
world we all share.  NWF has educated and inspired families to uphold 
America's conservation tradition since 1936.  Based in Ann Arbor, 
Michigan, NWF's Great Lakes Natural Resource Center plays a critical 
role in the organization's ongoing efforts to protect and restore 
clean waters for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Groups and individuals may obtain copies of NWF's "Protecting Lake 
Superior: A Community-Based Approach" for $6.00 per copy by calling 
(734) 769-3351 or by sending an e-mail request to eales@nwf.org

To learn more about NWF's work to protect the Great Lakes and how 
citizens can get involved, be sure to check out our 
web site: http://www.nwf.org/greatlakes

or contact 

Lisa S. Yee, Lake Superior & Biodiversity Project Organizer/ 
Wisconsin Regional Organizer
National Wildlife Federation
Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
506 E. Liberty, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI  48104-2210
Ph: (734) 769-3351 Fx: (734) 769-1449
E-mail: yee@nwf.org