Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

A National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council poses for a photo
Proposed Lake Ontario 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
Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council informal gathering

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 seeking members of the public to fill three seats on the advisory council. The seats include: Maritime History and Interpretation (member); Education (alternate) and Citizen-at-Large (alternate). Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2021.

For more information about the Office of National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils, please visit https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/.

Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council actively recruits for new members and alternates when positions are available. Check our website frequently for updates on how you can help manage your underwater treasures! We also welcome your participation at future council meetings!

For more information on the advisory council please contact pam.orlando@noaa.gov

Materials

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