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GLIN==> Deadline is April 15 for Lake Superior Environmental Stewardship Awards Program Nominations



Submitted by Lissa Radke <lradke@northland.edu>

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Ashland, Wis.--Lake Superior is one of the world's biggest and most unusual freshwater lakes and therefore deserves special attention and protection. Do you know of someone whose efforts to protect or restore the basin's natural environment are truly 'superior'?


If so, help make others in the Lake Superior basin aware of their contributions by nominating them for a binational awards program in the US and Canada.

The nomination period for the annual awards program is currently open and the deadline for completed applications is Saturday, April 15, 2006. Applications may be completed by the nominee (self-nominated) or by making a nomination on another's behalf. Members of the Lake Superior Binational Program's Work Group* and the Lake Superior Binational Forum* will review each nomination and select winners from five categories from each country: Business; Industry; Adult Individual; Community, Tribe, or Organization; and Youth.

Recipients will be chosen and notified by May 30. Each winner will receive a commemorative award and framed certificate. The winners' accomplishments will be promoted in media and web sites throughout the Lake Superior basin.

The nomination instructions and an application are available on the Binational Forum's web site at http://www.superiorforum.info. Click on the heading "Current Projects." Winners from 2004 and 2005 are also listed on this site.

For more information in the US, contact the US Forum Coordinator at (715) 682-1489, or awards@northland.edu
In Canada, contact the Canadian Forum Coordinator at (807) 343-8811, or barb.nicol@lakeheadu.ca


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Other projects for 2006 include: 2006 is the 15th Anniversary of the Lake Superior Binational Program! For more information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/lakesuperior/index.html

Lake Superior Day is July 16, 2006! (the third Sunday in July) For more information, please visit http://www.superiorforum.info; click on Current Projects.

*The Lake Superior Binational Program represents a partnership of federal, state, provincial, and First Nations/tribal governments working together with citizens to ensure the protection of the Lake Superior basin ecosystem. The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of Americans and Canadians who work together to provide input to governments about these efforts and to educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake. For more information about the Binational Program, visit http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/lakesuperior/.

*The Forum is housed in the US at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI, and in Canada at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Contact:

Lissa Radke
US Coordinator
Lake Superior Binational Forum
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College
Ashland WI 54806
715-682-1489
FAX 715-682-1218
www.superiorforum.info
"Water is life, and the quality of water determines the quality of life."
--Lake Superior Binational Forum vision statement


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