Lake Superior topic of binational forum
The Lake Superior Binational Forum will host a public forum on environmental issues from 1-5 p.m. Friday in the Barker's Island Conference Center ballroom in Superior. The event is free and open to the public and is aimed at local elected officia...
The Lake Superior Binational Forum will host a public forum on environmental issues from 1-5 p.m. Friday in the Barker's Island Conference Center ballroom in Superior. The event is free and open to the public and is aimed at local elected officials, community leaders, area business owners and operators, companies involved in shipping and transportation, and Twin Ports residents who want to comment on important environmental issues in the Lake Superior region.
The Binational Forum holds four meetings a year in host communities around the lake to hear public comments about issues related to Lake Superior. This input session, called Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Shipping Industry and Global Climate Change on Lake Superior, will focus on how the shipping industry and global climate change is affecting the Twin Ports economy and environment.
The Binational Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of U.S. and Canadian volunteers working to provide input and recommendations to governments about Lake Superior issues and to educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake's natural resources. The Forum's U.S. office is based at Northland College in Ashland and is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office. Money also is provided by Environment Canada.
For those who can't be in Superior, the Binational Forum and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are offering a live broadcast of the program on the EPA Web site, https://login.glnpo.net/meeting/87746732 . The user name is your first name and the password is "forum." Users can sign up as early as 12:15 p.m. to make sure the computer can access the Web site. Participants also must call into the EPA conference call line at (866) 299-3188, then enter code 17046#. For information about logging on, contact Lynelle Hanson at email@example.com .