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The Lake Superior Binational Forum has a strong focus on developing economic and environmental sustainability in communities around the Lake Superior basin. Photo by Dennis O'Hara.
The Lake Superior Binational Forum will hold a Special Event following it’s public meeting on Friday, March 28th.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Barkers Island Inn, the Binational Forum will co-sponsor a 90-minute arts reception called “Lake Superior Mysteries Through the Arts”.
This reception is intended to celebrate the uniqueness of life around the lake as interpreted through visual and written arts.
This event is free and light refreshments will be served.
“Mysteries of Lake Superior,
from Top to Bottom”
Friday, March 28, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Barkers Island Inn, 300 Marina Drive
A separate arts reception
starts at 5:30 p.m.
The Lake Superior Binational Forum offers presentations by regional experts, artists, adventurers, business owners, scientists, Native Americans, and others who are exploring some of the mysterious or unknown aspects of the Lake Superior basin that many people might not know about.
The full agenda is available here. The agenda and/or speakers may change as needed.
Presentations will highlight a wide range of topics–from cutting edge research (Where are robots collecting data in places unreachable by people?) to fun (Are surfers really riding the lake’s superior waves?)
Throughout the morning and afternoon, 25 concurrent sessions about mysterious findings from above the lake, on the water, in the water, on the lake bottom, and around the lake will be offered, such as:
All Forum meetings are free and open to the public with no need to pre-register.
Regional groups and agencies will offer displays about a variety of lake issues and programs throughout the day.
Members of the public are invited to an open public comment period starting at 4:30 p.m. on March 28. Anyone is welcome to express their comments about issues related to Lake Superior.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Barkers Island Inn, the Binational Forum will co-sponsor a 90-minute arts reception called “Mystery, Art and Lake Superior” to celebrate the uniqueness of life around the lake as interpreted through visual and written arts. This event is free and light refreshments will be served.
Please visit our co-sponsors:
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
Minnesota Sea Grant
Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
US Environmental Protection Agency
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Wisconsin Sea Grant
Are you doing great work to protect or restore the natural environment, or do you know of someone whose efforts to protect or restore the lake’s natural environment are truly superior?
If so, help make others in the basin aware of these contributions by submitting a nomination for this binational stewardship award.
Nominations accepted until April 11, 2014.
Visit our Nomination Page and nominate someone (or yourself) for all the great work they are doing for Lake Superior.
To view previous winners:
2013 Lake Superior Environmental Stewardship Award Winners
2012 Lake Superior Environmental Stewardship Award Winners
2011 Lake Superior Environmental Stewardship Award Winners