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Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary draft plans are now available and the NOAA is looking for public feedback

The Office National Marine Sanctuaries, which is run through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, drafted and published a plan for The Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary.

This is something the affects the communities bordering the lake.

The sanctuary allows for the management, research, and improvement of public access to “a nationally significant collection of maritime heritage resources,” according to the NOAA website.

This includes the designation of shipwrecks in the eastern part of Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands.

The NOAA wants to hear what the public has to say and meetings have been set up:

August 18, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center
Address: 26 East First Street, Oswego, NY 13126
(if COVID-19 conditions do not allow for an in-person meeting, the meeting will be held virtually)

August 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Clayton Opera House
Address: 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624
(if COVID-19 conditions do not allow for an in-person meeting, the meeting will be held virtually)

August 24, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: virtual meeting
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5067664901003984652
By phone: +1 (562) 247-8422 PIN: 346-751-009

August 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT
Location: virtual meeting
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2978792919345892364
By phone: +1 (415) 655-0052 PIN: 819-641-913

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