Friday, October 22, 2010

Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve Designation Ceremony October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The St. Louis River freshwater estuary will be designated the 28th National Estuarine Research Reserve in the country and only the second Reserve in the Great Lakes. The reserve will be known as the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Where: Superior, Wisconsin– UW-Superior Yellowjacket Union, Great Room (Superior, Wis.)--

Freshwater estuaries are unique Great Lakes coastal wetlands. They are a valuable community resource providing clean drinking water, recreation and tourism opportunities, and habitat for wildlife and fish. The estuarine designation makes Wisconsin eligible to receive federal funds to support education and research programs that increase the understanding of freshwater estuaries. The research and education that will occur at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve will help natural resource managers and area leaders address important community issues, such as water quality, invasive species and fish and waterfowl populations.

Parking is available in Lots 2 and 14 on UW-Superior campus.

Networking and partner relationship building will occur following the ceremony with refreshments provided.