Celebrating the Big Lake on Barker's Island

Celebrating the Big Lake on Barker's Island Photo: WDIO

Created: July 21, 2019 10:32 PM

Lake Superior Day is a long standing tradition that started in the 90's. It's always the 3rd Sunday of July, and it's all about celebrating the lake and all it's glory.

And that's what folks did on barker's island Sunday, filled with fun, live music, boat tours, and some stand-up paddleboarding. There was also the 2nd annual paddle for the people paddleboard race around the island. With 10% of all the world's fresh surface water in our backyard, that's truly cause for celebration.

"I think it's nice to take a moment to just really appreciate what we have in lake superior," says Deanna Erickson, Education Coordinator for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. "It's the cleanest of all the great lakes, it's in really good shape. And when we take a moment to reflect on how much it adds to our lives, I think we can also re-establish our commitment to taking care of it."

Many local churches even shifted their focus to the big lake during sermons today.

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