Monday, November 28, 2016

Orb 365 - A Community Art Collaborative with the Lake Superior Ice Festival

Be a part of the 2018 Superior Ice Festival, a celebration of Winter and Water, by contributing to ORB 365! 

Work with your family, friends, school or community group, or as an individual, to contribute to this community art installation by creating ice orbs! 

Each orb represents a day of the year that water is important to us. 


All ice orbs will be arranged into a larger installation on Barker's Island for the  Lake Superior Ice Festival (Sat. Jan. 27-29th).

1. Complete and email a pledge form to make ice orbs (crousea@ci.superior.wi.us or 715-394-0392). We will provide all necessary materials and instructions.

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2. Fill balloons with water and place outside or in a freezer until frozen (2-4 days depending upon air temperature). 

3. Deliver frozen orbs to Barker’s Island on Thursday Jan. 25 between 10:30am-12pm or 4:30-5:30pm (or arrange for pick-up). 

All Orbs must be delivered in frozen form by 5:30 PM on Thursday Jan. 25th.

4. Visit the Lake Superior Ice Festival on Barker’s Island anytime between Jan. 27th-29th to see your contribution to the celebration! Learn more about the event on the Ice Festival website.

Contact Andrea with any questions, for Ice Orb materials, or to arrange for pick up of Orbs: 
       715-394-0392 or email: crousea@ci.superior.wi.us

Download a detailed guide to making Ice Orbs the pledge form, or a poster for the event.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lake Superior Needs You!

Lake Superior Needs You!

Lake Superior is our source of drinking water, a place for recreation and relaxation, and a healthy Lake Superior supports many aspects of our local economy. Have fun giving back to the places you care about by joining the Superior Coastal CleanUp

On Saturday September 17th, work alongside thousands of volunteers from around the globe who will be cleaning beaches, rivers, and waterways in their communities on the same day as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up or Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach programs. 

Gather information about the amount and types of litter found to make positive changes for our lakes, rivers, and oceans beyond the clean-up. The results: cleaner beaches and data on pollution sources that can be used to develop solutions to pollution problems. 

All clean-up supplies, including garbage disposal, are provided.

Who: All are welcome!
When: Saturday, September 17th anytime between 10am and 3pm
Where: Wisconsin Point, Superior WI. Look for the blue registration table at one of the first parking lots on Wisconsin Point Rd
How: Just show up and register at the blue City of Superior table! All clean-up supplies and a data sheet will be provided. 

Or 

Put together your own clean-up team and select a site to clean up that means something to you! You can clean the site anytime during the week of September 12.

Contact Andrea at 715-394-0392 or crousea@ci.superior.wi.us to register your site and get a clean-up kit prior to the event.

Help us keep our Lake Superior!




Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Cleaning in Superior!

The sun is shining, the snow is disappearing, and the bits of green are popping out. Spring is here! This is a great time to get energized and do some clean up that we may have neglected over the dark winter. Earth Day (Friday, April 22) is also a reminder that we should take actions to clean up our town. Fortunately there are a lot of upcoming events that makes Spring Cleaning much easier!

  • Stream Rescue: Faxon Creek Clean Up 
    • Saturday, April 23, 1-4 pm
    • Meet at intersection of Lamborn Ave and N. 23rd St
    • Hosted by Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and us (no RSVP required)
  • FREE LANDFILL DAYS 
    • Saturdays, April 23 & April 30, 8am - 2:30pm
    • Bring extra household trash for FREE
    • Spring clean your yard and bring extra brush for FREE. Landfill accepts grass clippings, leaves, and used motor oil FREE year-round
    • NO household hazardous waste (electronics, fluorescent bulbs, etc.)
    • For more information visit: http://www.ci.superior.wi.us/landfill
  •  2016 Annual Spring Cleanup & Annual Brush Cleanup (MAY 2-27)
    • Can't make the Free landfill days? This is a solution
    • Leave eligible materials for pickup at designated time and locations for Spring Cleanup
    • Brush placed on boulevard/streetside of house will also be picked up at designated locations. 
    • Check out the Cleanup and Brush Schedules here: http://www.ci.superior.wi.us/landfill
  • Community Clean Up
    • Saturday, May 14, 9:30-noon
    • Meet at Hammond Park (1920 Hammond Ave.)
    • Contact Tammy Thibert for more info or to sign up (thibertt@ci.superior.wi.us; 715-395-7596)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fix a Leak Week (March 14 - 20, 2016)

Fix a Leak Week is approaching! This is a great reminder for people to check their household fixtures for leaks. EPA estimates that household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide.
Start checking for leaks by reading your water meter. Read your water meter before and after 2-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.

There was a case in Superior last year where the water meter wasn't read for over a year. When it finally was read, the property owner found out a toilet was running in the basement for about year. Their water and sewage bills were for using close to 800,000 gallons of water in one month!!

Things to check for:
  • Dripping faucets and showerheads - ensure tight connections to prevent leaks
  • Toilets - over time the rubber part of a toilet flapper decays and may need to be replaced 
  • Irrigation systems should be checked each spring before use 
  • Outdoor spigots and garden hose
If fixtures need to be replaced, look for WaterSense labeled models.
For more information on Fix a Leak visit these websites:
     Wi DNR Fix a Leak Week
     EPA Fix a Leak

Monday, January 4, 2016

ORB 365: A Community Art Installation with the 2016 Lake Superior Ice Festival


Be a part of the Lake Superior Ice Festival, a celebration of Winter and Water, by contributing to ORB 365! 


Work with your family, friends, school or community group, or as an individual, to contribute to this community art installation by creating ice orbs! Each orb represents a day of the year that water is important to us. 

All ice orbs will be arranged into a larger installation on Barker's Island for the closing ceremony of the Lake Superior Ice Festival (Sat. Feb 27th).

1. Complete and email a pledge form to make ice orbs (crousea@ci.superior.wi.us or 715-394-0392). We will provide all necessary materials and instructions.
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2. Fill balloons with water and place outside until frozen (2-4 days depending upon air temperature). 

3. Deliver frozen orbs to Barker’s Island on Friday Feb. 26 between 10am-12pm (or arrange for pick-up). 

All Orbs must be delivered in frozen form by noon on Friday Feb 26th.

4. Visit the Lake Superior Ice Festival on Barker’s Island anytime between Feb. 20th-27th, and for the closing ceremony on Saturday Feb 27th to see your contribution to the celebration! Learn more about the event on the Ice Festival Facebook Page.

Contact Andrea with any questions, for Ice Orb materials, or to arrange for pick up of Orbs: 
       715-394-0392 or email: crousea@ci.superior.wi.us