By Brady Haupt
Kewaunee County officials have been waiting for months to plead their case toward becoming part of a proposed Marine Sanctuary, and now they’ll have their chance. An open-to-the-public meeting will be held Monday night at 6:30 pm at Knudson Hall at 620 Lake Street in Algoma, where representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hear Kewaunee County’s case for being added to their proposed plan that would create a National Marine Sanctuary along the coastlines of Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Ozaukee counties. The Sanctuary would help conserve significant shipwrecks and Algoma City Administrator and Clerk Jeff Wiswell believes that Kewaunee County’s coast has their fair share.
Following the meeting, NOAA will consider the public comments that it receives before making their final decision; a process that could take up to two years.