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MDNR to hear update on Oman's Creek dredging


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A VIEW of fall color splendors from the ski hill at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Photo courtesy of John Pepin.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council is scheduled to hear a presentation on Lake Superior prey fish and an update on an Oman Creek dredging effort when the group meets Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

"The council meetings consistently offer a great deal of information important to those interested in DNR activities throughout the region and give members of the public a voice in those issues," said Stacy Haughey, the DNR's Upper Peninsula regional coordinator. "These meetings often provide for some great discussions on a wide range of subjects."

The council meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. CDT (6-8 p.m. EDT) in the Ski Chalet at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located off the south side of 107th Engineers Memorial Highway, not far past the South Boundary Road intersection, at the eastern end of the park.

Prior to the meeting, from 4:30 p.m-5 p.m. CDT (5:30-6 p.m. EDT), DNR staff members will offer division reports.

The public can participate in the session by offering comments to the discussion during two specified periods during the meeting.

The DNR's eastern and western Upper Peninsula citizens' advisory councils are designed to provide local input 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 interests. Agenda items are set by the council members and council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration.

Anyone interested in being considered as a future council member should fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at Meeting packets and agendas are also available online at

For more information, contact the DNR Upper Peninsula regional coordinator's office at 906-226-1331.


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