July 8, 2020

Celebrate Lake Superior Day with July 13-19 scavenger hunt

Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of this great water body

Celebrate Lake Superior Day with a week of scavenger hunt challenges and a virtual concert from funk rock band “One Less Guest.” Beginning July 13, this family-friendly hunt during the days leading to Lake Superior Day will include challenges highlighted throughout the week with cues and photos from other participants shared on the Lake Superior Reserve Facebook page.

Participants can download the scavenger hunt with instructions from the Lake Superior Reserve’s Facebook page or at the Lake Superior Estuarium, located at 3 Marina Drive, Barker’s Island, Super One Foods on Oakes Street, or the UW-Superior Yellowjacket Union. At each location, there will be Lake Superior Day posters containing the scavenger hunt. This hunt will take participants throughout town visiting Superior’s famous landmarks and beautiful places.

From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, participants can submit their completed scavenger hunt at the Lake Superior Estuarium. Participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by Earth Rider, North Shore SUP, Epicurean, and Trailfitters. During that time, children 16 years of age and under who submit a completed scavenger hunt be able to try stand-up paddle boarding courtesy of North Shore SUP on Barker’s Island. The Lake Superior Day celebration concludes at 4:30 p.m. with a music performance by “One Less Guest” on the Lake Superior Reserve Facebook page.

Lake Superior is the cleanest, coldest, and clearest of the Great Lakes. The largest lake by surface area in the world, it fuels our local shipping, commercial fishing, and recreational industries while providing clean drinking water. Every day, each of the 600,000 human residents of the Lake Superior basin use water from the lake for drinking, home use, industrial use, or recreation. The lake is essential for countless fish, birds, animals, and plants.

Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of this great water body to the basin’s environment and economy. This year’s event is coordinated by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the following   partners; the City of Superior, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, The Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve, and North Shore SUP. The Reserve encompasses over 16,000 acres along the St. Louis River freshwater estuary.

The Lake Superior Reserve Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/lakesuperiorreserve.

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