MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) -- Lake Superior Day, a time to celebrate the body of water that dominates and defines our region, falls on the third Saturday of July.
Towns throughout the Upper Peninsula hold events, and the Marquette Maritime Musuem decided to celebrate in an eco-friendly way. The museum gave out compostable trash bags for anyone who wanted to help clean up litter along the lake's shoreline. Those who claimed a bag got a free postcard and $1 off admission to the museum.
"Some other towns had been doing something to contribute to keeping Lake Superior beautiful and appreciating it," said Brenna Woner, the museum's assistant manager. "So this is what we wanted to do in Marquette because no one had done anything like that yet."
Lake Superior Day was started by a group of Thunder Bay residents in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of Lake Superior to the environment and economy.