Friday, July 11, 2014
July 15 and 17 - Storm Drain Stenciling and Wastewater Tour Opp
It's summertime and we have a couple learning opportunities coming up. It's like school but outdoors and only will be about an hour long. These would be fine for grandparents and grandkids to participate in.
Tuesday, July 15 at 9 a.m. Meet on the east side of Kelly Park (Grand Ave.) and we will stencil storm drains with the message “Dump no waste, drains to stream.” Wear old clothes. Adults and youth above 12 are welcome. Let us know if you are coming by calling 715-394-0392. This may be cancelled due to inclement weather. The project will last about 1 hour. Cleaning the storm drains and marking them will help keep Lake Superior clean.
On Thursday, July 17 at 9 a.m. the public is invited to a tour the Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant at 51 E. First St. We are located one block north (toward the bay) from Superior Animal Hospital. The tour is outdoors and lasts about 45 minutes. You will learn how wastewater is treated before it is released into Lake Superior. You will follow the route that water takes as it has materials removed from it. You will also learn more about what not to flush to help the system run smoothly.
During the week before Lake Superior Day you’ll also see Lake Superior shape popping up at more places including the windows at Erbert and Gerberts, and Serenity Spa on Tower, and Big Apple Bagels on Belknap. The painting will be a reminder to think about what you love about Lake Superior.
For more information on Environmental Services news and activities, go to www.ci.superior.wi.us/news or check the ESD Facebook page.
Lake Superior Day is July 20. Enjoy music, activities, education booths, rain garden tour, Stand Up Paddleboard demo and more at Barkers Island from 11:30-4 p.m. A poetry workshop A Sense of Place will be held from 11-noon. It’s free but advance registration is requested. The leaders is the WI Poet Laureate Max Garland. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xDFlV7y53_lfM362mvSaUSmtNUSF_8dO1kP53nBfnGw/viewform
We also have a Water bingo game if you'd like to give it a try. Words are setup to all be related to water quality, water cycle, and water use.