Sunday, July 15, 2012: Lake Superior Day

WHEREAS, as one of the world's largest freshwater lakes, Lake Superior is a magnificent and essential part of the life quality and economic vitality of the villages, towns, cities and counties along its shores and in the surrounding basin; and,


WHEREAS, the Lake Superior basin is home to more than 80 species of fish including salmon, brook trout, whitefish and northern pike; and,


WHEREAS, in addition to serving cultural, tribal, recreation and tourism activities, Lake Superior has been a vital link in the Great Lakes Waterway, providing a route for the transportation of iron ore and other manufactured and mined resources; and, 


WHEREAS, on this day, we remind citizens that many are responsible for protecting and maintaining the beauty of Lake Superior's waters, shores and wildlife; we encourage Michigan citizens and visitors alike to acknowledge and celebrate the grand Lake Superior;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 15, 2012 as Lake Superior Day in Michigan.