Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Coastal Resources Advisory Council to hold quarterly meeting in Cleveland Feb. 3
SANDUSKY, OH - The Coastal Resources Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Cleveland Metroparks Canal Way Center, which is located at 4524 East 49th Street in Cleveland.
The council is comprised of 19 members appointed by the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to provide advice on Lake Erie coastal management issues. The mission of the council is to advise the director on the Ohio Coastal Management Program and promote, protect, enhance and encourage the wise use of Lake Erie’s coastal resources and its watershed.
Joining the council is Sandy Bihn, Lucas County resident and longtime Lake Erie advocate. Ms. Bihn is the president of the Toledo Lighthouse Society, city councilwoman for the city of Oregon, and the executive director of the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association.
There are two vacant seats on the council. To fulfill requirements of Ohio Revised Code §1506.12, the council needs a representative from each of the eight counties located along Lake Erie. Currently the Sandusky County representation is vacant.
Applications can be obtained by contacting the ODNR Office of Coastal Management at (419) 626-7980.
The council meets quarterly at locations along Lake Erie, offering an opportunity for the public to see and hear about important lake-related topics, as well as offer their ideas and concerns relative to lake issues.
Additional information about the Ohio Coastal Management Program and advisory council is available through the Office of Coastal Management’s Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.