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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums again will be held throughout the state this year, inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns.
“Conversations & Coffee with DNR Fisheries Division” will take place in each of the eight management units that oversee Michigan’s fisheries, giving people the opportunity to meet with managers and biologists, discuss local issues and management activities and get specific questions answered. These meetings are extremely informal; at many, no formal presentations will be made.
These forums also will make information available on local and statewide regulation changes affecting anglers. Refreshments will be provided.
Meeting dates, times and locations include:
Lake Erie Management Unit
- Monday, March 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
Waterford Fisheries Station, Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, 7806 Gale Road in Waterford
Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit
- Tuesday, March 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center
34270 County Road 652 in Mattawan
- Wednesday, March 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Michigan State University Extension Office
50 E. Sprague Road in Ionia
Northern Lake Huron Management Unit
- Wednesday, March 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuscarora Township Hall
3546 S. Straits Highway in Indian River
Western Lake Superior Management Unit
- Wednesday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m. (EST)
Ishpeming Township Hall
1575 U.S. 41 in Ishpeming
- Wednesday, April 12, 6 to 8 p.m. (CST)
Gogebic Community College
E. 4946 Jackson Road in Ironwood
- Thursday, April 13, 7 to 9 p.m. (EST)
Portage Lake District Library
58 Huron St. in Houghton
Eastern Lake Superior Management Unit
- Thursday, April 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (EST)
Tahquamenon Area Public Library
700 Newberry Ave. in Newberry
- Tuesday, April 11, 6 to 8 p.m. (EST)
Holiday Inn Express Munising-Lakeview
E8890 M-28 in Munising
Northern Lake Michigan Management Unit
- Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (EST)
Bay City College (Room 901 Joseph Heirman University Center)
2001 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba
- Thursday, April 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (CST)
Bay College West Campus (Room 231-A)
2801 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain
Southern Lake Huron Management Unit
- Tuesday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Bay City State Recreation Area Visitor Center
3582 State Park Drive in Bay City
Central Lake Michigan Management Unit
- Wednesday, April 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
East Bay Charter Township Hall
1965 North Three Mile Road in Traverse City