The first annual Blue Water Sturgeon Festival is set for Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Vantage Point Maritime Center in Port Huron. Parking and admission are free. The festival will feature a Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise and indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits along the shores of the St. Clair River showcasing these prehistoric freshwater creatures. On the Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise, guests will be able to see lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River via a live video feed from a professional diver underneath the Huron Lady. Big screen televisions on deck will allow all guests a personal view of the live action from the bottom of the river. Sturgeon Cruise tickets are for sale at www.SturgeonFestival.com. See website for all terms and conditions of ticket sales. The Blue Water Sturgeon Festival is a one-day festival offering close encounters with lake sturgeon, the Gentle Giants of the Great Lakes. Lake sturgeon, one of four freshwater sturgeon, is the Great Lakes’ largest fish and the only sturgeon found in the Great Lakes. Lake sturgeon are a “threatened” species in Michigan. The Sturgeon Festival is a partnership between natural resource agencies, government, industry, scientists, anglers, and recreationalists in order to highlight the ecosystem approach to managing native fish and wildlife populations in the St. Clair River and to increase interest in restoring the lake sturgeon to higher levels of abundance. For more information about the Sturgeon Festival, contact Sheri Faust at the St. Clair County Health Department at(810) 987-5306 or SturgeonFestival@stclaircounty.org.