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GLIN==> PRESS RELEASE: Fourth Annual Lake Superior Binational Awards Program Now Open

The Lake Superior Binational Program*

Seeks Nominations for its Fourth Annual


2007 Environmental Stewardship Awards Program

 “Honoring Extraordinary Achievements by Ordinary People”


Lake Superior is one of the world’s biggest and most unusual lakes and therefore deserves special attention and protection. Do you know of someone whose efforts to protect or restore the Lake Superior basin’s natural environment are truly superior? If so, help make others in the basin aware of their contributions by nominating them for this binational awards program!


            The nomination period for the awards is now open. Deadline for completed applications is Friday, April 13, 2007. Applications may be made by the nominee (self-nominated) or by making a nomination on another’s behalf. Members of the Lake Superior Binational Program* review each nomination and select a winner in each category from each country. Judges may also make Honorary Mention awards to suitable nominations.


            Winners will be notified in June. Each winner will receive a commemorative award made by a regional artist and a framed certificate at an awards ceremony in July. Award winners will also be honored at an event at the State of Lake Superior Conference in Duluth, MN, in October 2007. Honorary Mention winners will receive a framed certificate and be mentioned in press releases.


            A full nomination packet is available at the Lake Superior Binational Forum’s* website at http://www.superiorforum.info. Click on Current Projects. The nomination application is below.


For more information in the US, contact the US Forum Coordinator at (715) 682-1489; or awards@northland.edu. In Canada, contact the Canadian Forum Coordinator at (807) 343-8811; or bnicol@lakeheadu.ca


Lake Superior Day is July 15, 2007 (held annually on the third Sunday in July)


*The Lake Superior Binational Program represents a partnership of federal, state, provincial, and First Nations/tribal governments working together with citizens to ensure the protection of the Lake Superior basin ecosystem. The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of Americans and Canadians who work together to provide input to governments about these efforts and to educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake basin’s natural resources.

The Forum is funded in the US by the US Environmental Protection Agency/Great Lakes National Program Office and in Canada by Environment Canada. The US Coordinator is located at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland, WI; the Canadian Coordinator is at Lakehead University In Thunder Bay, Ontario.



Lissa Radke

US Coordinator

Lake Superior Binational Forum

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on the Northland College campus

1411 Ellis Ave.

Ashland  WI  54806

(715) 682-1489


"Water is life, and the quality of water determines the quality of life."

     --Lake Superior Binational Program vision statement

Lake Superior Day is Sunday, July 15, 2007!