July 17, 2011, is Lake Superior Day

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Time to get ready to celebrate the wonders of Lake Superior on July 17.  I just read in a Lake Superior Magazine article that Lake Superior is the only Great Lake with its own day.  It seems that Lake Superior Day was started by people in Thunder Bay (Ontario) in the 1990s and “revived” by others in Superior (Wisconsin) gave it new life a few years ago. Hmm, sounds like our other lakes need to get busy.

This year the Lake Superior Binational Forum–a 24-member group from U.S. and Canada–is celebrating it’s 20th year.  They’ve teamed up the U.S. EPA and Environment Canada on a Lake Superior placemat that you can find in some restaurants on Lake Superior Day.  Click here for ideas from the Forum on how to celebrate Lake Superior Day.  You can even download a free poster and fun things for kids to do.

Activities are planned in Terrace Bay, Thunder Bay, Ashland, Duluth, various shoreline Minnesota State Parks, and Michigan State University Extension in Alger, County.

Lake Superior Magazine will have updates of activities.  You can check online, or even better subscribe to this fantastic magazine like I did a few years ago [call toll-free 888-BIG LAKE (888-244-5253) or sign up online].  Following on Twitter is another option: @lakesuperiormag.

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