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U.P. Council meets Wednesday

October 17, 2008
Daily Press

ESCANABA - There will be a meeting of the West Upper Peninsula Citizen Advisory Council Wednesday at the Bonifas Civic Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The council was established to assist the DNR in being more responsive to the needs of the western U.P.

Council member Rory Mattson is encouraging public participation.

Mattson, who represents U.P. private landowners, serves on the council with Dale McNamee of the Upper Peninsula Sportsman's Alliance, Pete Jandro of U.P. Whitetails of Delta County, and Marty Johnson representing Great Lakes Bay-De-Noc sportsfishermen.

"This is your chance to speak with fellow Yoopers about issues you have with the management of your local natural resources," Mattson said.

"The CACs (representing the eastern and western U.P.) were formed to give U.P. citizens more input into Department of Natural Resources regional programs and policies," Tom Courchaine, acting U.P. field deputy for the DNR, said in a press release issued Oct. 14. "The councils have a wide array of outdoor recreation interests represented and help us identify where the DNR can be more effective."

There will be time for public comments during the meeting and prior to the council making any decisions.

The Bonifas Center is located at 225 N. 21st St. in Escanaba. The council will meet in room 121.

Those wishing to be placed on the agenda for future meetings may contact Penny Bacon at 228-6561 at least 10 days before the meeting.



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