Celebrate Lake Superior Day
Sunday, July 15, 2005
What’s better than a July picnic on a sandy beach next to the world’s largest freshwater lake?
A picnic and a Lake Superior celebration!
events that celebrate Lake Superior Day on the third Sunday in July (July 15 this year). Lake residents and visitors are invited to find their own personal way to connect and enjoy the world’s largest lake on Sunday.
Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s as a way to highlight the importance of this great water body to the
environment and economy of the basin. Since then many events have been held to educate or entertain people about lake issues, and the special places and recreational opportunities the lake offers. The Lake Superior Binational Forum is promoting this basin-wide event to highlight the personal, environmental, economic, spiritual connections people have to this unique world treasure.
Anyone is invited to hold activities or events that celebrate the lake. Churches, businesses, and groups around the lake are already sponsoring special actions for July 15. For example, this year groups and communities are planning free festivals, musical concerts, poetry readings, beach clean ups, and special church services in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
The Forum's website offers ideas about how the day is being celebrated and what you can do to protect the lake at http://www.superiorforum.info. Click on “Current Projects.” New information is posted regularly. For more information email email@example.com; call (715) 682-1489.
The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a multi-sector stakeholder group of American and Canadian volunteers that work together to provide input to governments about lake issues and educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake. Members come from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
The Forum is located in the United States at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland, WI, and funded in the US by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office. The Canadian Forum office is at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and funded by Environment Canada.
The Lake Superior Day logo pictured above was designed by Barbara Kerkove, a Northern Michigan University design student in Marquette, Michigan. Kerkove is originally from Ironwood, MI.
Scheduled Events Around the Lake
On Madeline Island, WI
274 Middle Road
TOM’S BURNED DOWN CAFÉ
Sunday Afternoon on July 15: BIG OUTDOOR REGGAE DANCE PARTY with LES EXODUS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dual Lead Singers – Hot Reggae Band – Fresh from the Duluth Reggae Festival.
CELEBRATE BINATIONAL LAKE SUPERIOR DAY - COME CELEBRATE LAKE SUPERIOR! Following the REGGAE show we have area folk singer and musician GREG HODAPP from 10PM till whenever to keep you from winding down.
In Superior, WI
Full press release at http://www.businessnorth.com/pr.asp?RID=2339. Also awards ceremony for the U.S. recipients of the fourth annual Lake Superior Binational Program’s Environmental Stewardship Award program.
In Herbster, WI
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Lake Superior Binational Forum
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on the Northland College campus
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland WI 54806
"Water is life, and the quality of water determines the quality of life."
--Lake Superior Binational Program vision statement
Lake Superior Day is Sunday, July 15, 2007!