The Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet in Keweenaw County on Monday, July 16, at the Houghton Township Community Building (former Eagle River Schoolhouse), located at 5059 Fourth St., Eagle River.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., DNR staff will present division reports on current DNR projects and business and answer questions from council members and the public. The council meeting will immediately follow from 6 to 8 p.m. (all times are Eastern Time).
Agenda items include:
∙ Boundary waters spearing regulations
∙ DNR priorities and funding/staffing overview
∙ Impact of DNR activities/programs on tourism
∙ DNR Parks and Recreation Division and Gogebic Community College partnership
∙ Public comment (for public comment instructions, see www.michigan.gov/upcac)
The Eastern Upper Peninsula and Western Upper Peninsula CACs are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies; identify areas in which the department can be more effective and responsive; and offer insight and guidance from members’ own experiences and constituencies.
The council members represent a wide variety of natural resource and recreation stakeholders and interest groups. Agenda items are set by the council members, and council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration.
CAC meetings are open to the public. If you would like to be considered as a future CAC member, please fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Welling at 906-228-6561.
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