Michigan's draft Lake Erie Adaptive Management Plan public information meeting March 16 canceled; webinar added

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
Nick Assendelft (EGLE), 517-284-6716
Jennifer Holton (MDARD), 517-284-5725
Joanne Foreman (DNR), 517-284-5814

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; Agriculture and Rural Development; and Natural Resources are canceling the draft Lake Erie Adaptive Management Plan public information meeting that was scheduled for Monday at Adrian College.

The state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in reducing the coronavirus risk to Michigan residents.

In lieu of the public information meeting, the departments will host an additional webinar for public comments from 6-7 p.m. March 25.

Comments on the draft Adaptive Management Plan will be accepted in the following ways:

The draft Adaptive Management Plan is developed to inform decisions and guide projects outlined in the Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie, a targeted approach for improving water quality and reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake by 40 percent by 2025. For additional information, visit Michigan.gov/LakeErieDAP.

For current and up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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