By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County residents hope their efforts Monday evening will be enough to influence the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to extend the boundaries of its planned Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA officials were greeted by a full Knudson Hall in Algoma with artwork decorating the walls and residents voicing their support for the expansion. While concerns with the region’s fishing and shipping industries were addressed, Kewaunee County Board member Lee Luft hopes its visitors walked away impressed.
Luft believes Kewaunee County will learn if it will join the counties of Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Manitowoc in the Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary next year.
Pictures Courtesy of Kewaunee County