Have coffee with DNR Commissioners June 8 in Houghton

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HOUGHTON – Members of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will be available to meet with the public Thursday, June 8 in Houghton.  The commissioners will be at the Suomi Home Bakery and Restaurant, 54 Huron Street, from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

Part of the commission’s “Coffee with the Commissioners” program, this gathering will be a great opportunity for area residents to sit down with commissioners over a cup of coffee and share their thoughts, suggestions and concerns about Michigan’s natural resources.

“It’s important that we give Michigan residents across the state every chance to hear from them on the management, accessibility and long-term future of Michigan’s natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities,” said NRC Chairman John Matonich.

“This is just one more way we’re working to make it easier for Michigan’s sportsmen and women to better connect with us,” Matonich said. “We’re hoping for a good turnout and look forward to having some real conversation about our state’s world-class woods, waters and wildlife.”

The commission will hold its regular monthly meeting later that day, starting at 12:30 p.m. at Michigan Technological University’s Memorial Union Building, Ballroom A.  That meeting’s agenda is available on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission webpage.

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is a seven-member public body whose members are appointed by the governor, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. The commission conducts monthly public meetings in locations throughout Michigan. Citizens are encouraged to become actively involved in these public forums.

The commission has exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game and sport fish and is authorized to designate game species in Michigan.

Learn more about the work of the commission at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-65134_65145—,00.html.

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