Michigan's Draft Lake Erie Adaptive Management Plan Public Information Meeting on March 16 Canceled; Additional Webinar Added

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2020

Media Contacts:
MDARD – Jennifer Holton, 517-284-5725
DNR – Joanne Foreman, 517-284-5814
EGLE – Nick Assendelft, 517-284-6716

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 Agriculture and Rural Development; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Natural Resources are canceling the Draft Lake Erie Adaptive Management Plan public information meeting that was scheduled for Monday, March 16, 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 risk of coronavirus to Michigan residents.

In lieu of the public information meeting, the departments will be hosting an additional webinar for public comments from 6-7 p.m. March 25. To register, go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2295260615308064769.

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

  • Mail to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
  • Water Resources Division Attn: Lake Erie AM DAP P.O. Box 30458 Lansing, MI 48909

Both webinars will provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments about the Adaptive Management Plan. Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, April 3.

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 CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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