Celebrate Lake Superior Day

LSD-Logo11th Annual Lake Superior Day – July 20, 2014

Lake Superior Day is a time set aside to celebrate our connection to Lake Superior.  To show appreciation for the lake, people, communities, businesses, tribes, First Nations, churches and other groups celebrate Lake Superior Day each year on the third Sunday in July.

Each Lake Superior Day, all residents who live, work, play, and worship around the lake can organize events in their communities or take action in their homes, at their places of employment or in community groups to help protect the treasure that is Lake Superior.

The Lake Superior Binational Forum promotes this basin-wide event to highlight the special connections people have to this unique world treasure.

Are you celebrating Lake Superior Day? Find out what’s happening in your area – See Calendar.

Send us information about your events and we will post it on our website!  binationalforum@northland.edu

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Lake Superior Day Postcards Now Available

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Lake Superior Day is a special day that highlights the importance of the world’s largest freshwater lake to the region’s environment and economy.  The Lake Superior Binational Forum invites you to celebrate the lake in your own special way.

Each July since 2004, we’ve featured a Lake Superior basin artist’s work on the card to help us celebrate a special day for the world’s largest lake. This year’s artist is Wesley Ballinger, Language Specialist and artist for Great Lake Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, with his work “Ginibiimanaan (Our Water)”.

Ginibiimanaan symbolizes the sacredness of nibi (water) and our responsibility to keep it pure, and highlights the important role Anishinaabeg women have as keepers of the water.”

To request free copies of the postcard (in quantity) email binationalforum@northland.edu  before July 10, 2014.

Production of the Lake Superior Day postcard is possible with funds from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information about Lake Superior Day, see our Lake Superior Day page.

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

water qualityThe Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement addresses critical environmental health issues in the Great Lakes region and is a model of binational cooperation to protect water quality. The Agreement was initially signed in 1972 and was last updated in 1987.

On Sept. 7, 2012, Canada and the United States amended the Agreement. The updated Agreement facilitates United States and Canadian action on threats to Great Lakes water quality and includes measures to prevent ecological harm. New provisions address the nearshore environment, aquatic invasive species, habitat degradation, and the effects of climate change. It also supports continued work on existing threats to people’s health and the environment in the Great Lakes basin such as harmful algae, toxic chemicals, and discharges from vessels.

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