Port Oneida Rural Historic District Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review
Contact: Michael Duwe, 231-326-5134
The National Park Service at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore announces the availability of the Port Oneida Rural Historic District Environmental Assessment beginning on September 17, 2007. The environmental assessment (EA) describes and analyzes alternative locations for a visitor contact station and employee housing, and alternative means of improving visitor access, and interpretation of Port Oneida resources. In all alternatives rehabilitation and stabilization of historic structures, and stabilization of cultural landscapes occur at Port Oneida.
The National Park Service at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encourages you to comment on the EA until October 19, 2007. The document may be reviewed at the following link: Port Oneida EA. Paper copies are also available for review at the Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire, as well as at area libraries. Comments may be mailed to the Lakeshore (Superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630), or sent electronically through a link on the Lakeshore’s website.
The Lakeshore will be hosting an open house on the EA on Wednesday, October 3. The open house will be held at the Lakeshore’s Visitor Center auditorium in Empire, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and will include a presentation by the contracting firm, JJR of Ann Arbor, at 5:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the Lakeshore headquarters at 231-326-5134.
Did You Know?
The night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore home and it holds a variety of meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.