About: Welcome to InfoSuperior!

 

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Curious about what we do? You’ve come to the right place, friend.

Lake Superior’s shoreline, islands included, is a whopping 4,388 km (2,726 miles). It’s home to dynamic groups and individuals who are absolutely buzzing with their love of the lake. Our aim is to bring all those voices together in one central, on-going conversation.

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Our information flow features interests as diverse as Lake Superior’s communities. We want to hear from everyone who digs Superior – that means residents, sport- and outdoors-men (and women!), students, government agencies and reps, tourists and travelers, environmental advocates, artists, wildlife enthusiasts, academics, entrepreneurs and beyond.

Our Mission:

Community. Action. Research. We’re Lake Superior’s Information Flow.

Our Philosophy:

InfoSuperior Research and Information Network aims to connect citizens, students, academics, government agencies, and economic interests around Lake Superior. We bridge geographical and communication gaps by stimulating conversation and facilitating flow of information. Working cross-border for the continued health of our watersheds, we complete lake restoration and protection projects. Our focus is community engagement to identify, and act on, environmental concerns of North Shore residents. Concerns become conversation, research, action, and results.

Our Approach:

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Sustained, cooperative effort is what drives the health and prosperity of Lake Superior. Our goal is to facilitate conversation between individuals and organizations with diverse interests in Lake Superior. Our grassroots outreach around lakewide communities results in Communities of Action.

 

Action.

We hear your concerns, and we’re making strides to tackle them. InfoSuperior has its roots in the Remedial Action Plans (RAP), which identified environmental threats in Areas of Concern along the North Shore. We’ve spent 30 years restoring and protecting Superior.

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Our record includes:

  • $25 million dollar cleanup of contaminated sediment in Thunder Bay harbour
  • $9 million dollar state of the art wastewater treatment plant for the Town of Nipigon
  • $7 million dollar mercury contamination cleanup in Marathon’s harbour
  • $65 thousand dollar student-led research project to determine why algae blooms are forming in Cloud Lake
  • $45 thousand dollar project to better understand environmental conditions in area streams
  • a “Geomatics” program harnessing environmental data through publicly accessible online maps.

 

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Protection doesn’t stop at Superior’s shores. As the RAP progressed, so too did our interest in a holistic approach to watershed restoration. We’re evolving from cleanup projects on Superior to research in surrounding lakes and streams. Our team of academics lead the way with research funded by educational and government agencies, presented to residents and communities.

 

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