Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

A National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council poses for a photo
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

NOAA established a sanctuary advisory council for the proposed sanctuary in Lake Ontario to bring members of the local community together to provide advice to NOAA, to serve as a liaison with the nominating community, and to assist in guiding NOAA through the designation process. For more information about National Marine Sanctuaries Advisory Councils, click here.

The Advisory Council’s 15 voting members represent a variety of interests, from recreation and tourism to education and research. The state and local governments will have 8 representatives as non-voting members. Council meetings will be open to the public and provide a place where community interests, support, and concerns are heard. Recruitment for Advisory Council members occurs as seats become available.

A national Marine Sanctuary council meeting
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

Council Recruitment

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of maritime heritage resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms.

NOAA is currently accepting applications for the following seats:

  • Economic Development (Alternate)
  • Recreational Fishing (Member)
  • Recreational Fishing  (Alternate)
  • Shoreline Property Owner (Alternate)


Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter

Sanctuary Advisory Council Seat Descriptions

Application Cover Letter

Application Form

Submit applications by mail or fax to:
Ellen Brody
Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
4840 South State Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Fax: 734-741-2055

*To protect personally identifiable information, applications must be sent by mail or fax