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GLIN==> PRESS RELEASE: Start Planning Your Lake Superior Day Celebration



Celebrate Lake Superior Day

Sunday, July 20, 2008

 

 

What’s better than a July picnic on a hot, sandy beach next to the world’s largest freshwater lake?

A picnic and a Lake Superior celebration!

 
Individuals and families, churches and kids, communities and clubs, and businesses and industries hold activities or

events that celebrate Lake Superior Day, held annually on the third Sunday in July (July 20 this year). Can you do something that symbolizes your own connection to the lake on that day?


Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of this great water body to the basin’s environment

and economy. The Lake Superior Binational Forum promotes this basin-wide event to highlight the special connections people have to this unique world treasure. Many events have been held to educate or entertain people about lake issues, special places, and recreational opportunities. 

 

 You are invited to hold activities or events that celebrate this world-class lake. This year the theme is “Let’s Go Fly a Kite!” to symbolize clean energy sources such as wind power. Organize your group or family to fly a kite at your favorite beach or park on July 20! Click here for more information about flying a kite on Lake Superior day!

 

Last year almost 45 groups and communities participated in some way, including special events such as dragon boat races, beach clean ups, musical concerts, library displays, church services, and signed proclamations that designate the third Sunday in July as Lake Superior Day. Reply to this email for information on how to receive free color postcards and buttons to give to your Lake Superior supporters at your event.

 

The Forum's website offers ideas about how the day was celebrated last year and what you can do to celebrate at http://www.superiorforum.info. Click on “Current Projects.” New information is posted regularly. For more information email lakesuperiorday@northland.edu, or call (715) 682-1489.

           

The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a multi-sector stakeholder group of U.S. 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 Northland College in Ashland, WI, and funded in the U.S. by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office. The Canadian Forum office is at EcoSuperior in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and funded by Environment Canada.

Please reply to this email if you wish to be removed from this distribution list. We apologize for cross postings.

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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

Lake Superior Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July!