Great Lakes hearing offers rare chanceFor decades, Superiorites have felt slighted, even forgotten, on the broader stage of the state.
For decades, Superiorites have felt slighted, even forgotten, on the broader stage of the state.
When it comes to resources, or even a voice on broad issues, distance has long been a barrier. Often, the larger cities of the southern part of the state are granted the convenience of easy access when it comes to public debate about policy issues that affects all of us.
That’s not the case Thursday night when the International Joint Commission comes to town to hear from people in communities along the greatest of the Great Lakes about matters that could directly impact tourism, industry and the environment of Lake Superior.
Now, Superior has a chance to shape an international policy.
The luxury of a short drive – rather than the 300 miles to Madison or 400 miles to Milwaukee – should be met with an enthusiastic response as the binational forum reaches out to population at the headwaters of Lake Superior before forming policy that could affect the way of life we’ve come to expect.
Whether your livelihood depends on any of the industries that rely on the Great Lakes shipping or the tourists drawn to our shore, or if you just enjoy life along the nation’s grandest lake, now is the time to speak up to shape the future of Lake Superior.
Thursday night is the perfect opportunity to speak up and fill the ear of the binational policy board that influences two national governments that will set policy for the Great Lakes.
After all, early findings of the study into lake levels found a driving factor in low lake levels to be the climate change affecting the world.
Whether your interest is a beautiful vista of blue, dropping a line in the water or your livelihood depends on the lakes, you have something to say that could shape our future.
So show up in force. Our Great Lakes depend on your voice 6-8 p.m. Thursday at WITC’s Conference Center.