Lakewide Management Plan
Making a Great Lake--Superior!
The 1987 amendment to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement required the development of Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) to ‘restore and maintain the biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem’. Developed in 1991, the Lake Superior LaMP has assessed the condition of the Lake Superior ecosystem, including its ecological impairment, emerging issues and their causes, and gaps in knowledge which require further research and monitoring. The Lake Superior Binational Program, under which the LaMP is implemented, is a collaborative effort between Canada and the United States that identifies, addresses, and monitors progress on environmental issues affecting Lake Superior. You can read the most recent progress report on the Lake Superior LaMP here.
With support from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, EcoSuperior delivers a wide range of activities in Thunder Bay and other north shore communities to help achieve LaMP objectives. Activities include Lake Superior Day celebrations, Medicine Take Back programs, school presentations, Greener Cleaner Trade In events and many other pollution prevention and stewardship initiatives.