Press release from ODNR:
NOAA SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON COASTAL PROGRAM AT
MAY 16 MEETING IN SANDUSKY
SANDUSKY, OH – The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 16, to gather comments on the Ohio Coastal Management Program, which is administered by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Erie County Commissioners’ Office, 247 Columbus Ave., Room 301, in Sandusky.
NOAA officials will conduct the public meeting as part of a five-day federal site visit designed to evaluate the Ohio program’s overall effectiveness and scope of operation. National coastal management procedures require evaluation site visits every three years in order for the program to remain eligible for NOAA grants. A majority of Ohio Coastal Management Program funding comes from NOAA.
People living and working along the Lake Erie coastline or within the lake’s watershed are encouraged to attend the May 16 public meeting and provide written or oral comments on the coastal management program. Additional information about the program and the upcoming public meeting is available by calling the ODNR Office of Coastal Management at 419-626-7980.
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