The Forum offers this page as a source of information that reflects many perspectives expressed in a community where a mine is operated or proposed.
We invite you to register as a Lake Superior Steward and join us in pledging to do at least one thing in the next year that helps protect or restore the world’s largest freshwater lake. Photo courtesy of bryanhansel.com
Climate change within the Superior basin could be manifested in a number of ways. Learn more.
Listen & View presentations of Public Input Sessions held by the Lake Superior Binational Forum.
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.
September 5 & 6, 2014
at the Inn on Lake Superior
With the passage of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, a new course for conservation was chartered. Fifty years later, we think this is still worth celebrating.
Join National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave and Amy Freeman, canoeists Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Jaime Pinkham of the Nez Pierce Tribe, Jim Pfitzer potraying Aldo Leopold, and many others to inspire and challenge us.
Sponsered by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute in partnership with over 15 conservation organizations.
By International Joint Commission Intern Louie Bruni, University of Windsor and IJC intern Nicole Frantz, University of Waterloo
A novel pilot program has documented successful reductions to toxic chemical discharges and emissions– including huge cuts in mercury and dioxins – from sources surrounding Lake Superior. The results provide a template for similar toxic reduction programs in other Great Lakes.
The success was born out of a 1990 challenge from the IJC to the governments of the U.S. and Canada to virtually eliminate emissions and discharges of some persistent toxic substances into Lake Superior. The governments responded in 1991 by creating the Lake Superior Binational Program involving federal, provincial, and state governments that surround the basin.
Within the program’s broad ecosystem approach is a more narrowly-focused initiative known as the Zero Discharge Demonstration Program. Its goal is the total elimination of nine pollutants from the Lake Superior basin.
Read the entire article here.
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.
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