Celebrate Lake Superior Day

Yvonne Murray - May 19, 2010

 

Celebrate Lake Superior Day
Sunday, July 18, 2010 
The world’s largest freshwater lake has its own day!
Individuals and families, anglers and boaters, 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 18 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.
 
 You are invited to hold activities or events that celebrate life on the 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 18! We will promote your event or activity on our web calendar at no cost.
 
Last year almost 50 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 to request free color postcards, posters, factsheets, and bookmarks to give to 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 www.superiorforum.org, then click on the tab called Lake Superior Info Central. New information is posted regularly. For more information email lakesuperiorday@northland.edu, or call (888) 301-LAKE.  
      
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 the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute 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.