July 20, 2014: 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 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 20, 2014, as Lake Superior Day in Michigan.