Eastern-Western U.P Citizens’ Advisory Council meeting

The Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils (CACs) will hold an annual joint meeting Monday, March 18 in the Huron and Erie Rooms at Northern Michigan University, located at 2101 University Center, Marquette.

Beginning at 6 p.m., DNR staff will present division reports on current DNR projects and business and will answer questions from council members and the public. The joint council meeting will immediately follow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (all times are Eastern).

Agenda items will include:

• Aquatic Invasive Species presentation by Department of Environmental Quality

• Overview presentation on Governor’s license fee package proposal

• Public comment (for public comment instructions, see www.michigan.gov/upcac)

The Eastern Upper Peninsula and Western Upper Peninsula CACs meet jointly once each year to discuss items of interest across the Upper Peninsula. The 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 and include opportunity for public comment.