A wise person once said, "The world is run by those who show up." The MN DNR is seeking candidates for the Fisheries Oversight Committee. This is a great opportunity for Lake Associations to gain a seat at the table when it comes to advising the MN DNR on issues related to Minnesota's fisheries programs.I have just received this announcement and wanted to make sure all of you saw it. I encourage every lake association to submit a candidate - lake associations play a critical role in fisheries management, from running (and paying for) stocking programs, protecting aquatic habitat, and buying fishing licenses.
Another wise person (but perhaps more cynical) said, "You can either have a seat at the table, or you will be on the menu." It is long past time for Lake Associations to have a seat at the table.
Here is a link to the DNR website for more information: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/gamefishoversight/tasks.html
MN DNR FISHERIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE APPLICATION FORM
CONTACT INFORMATION – identify:
City, State, Zip code
Email address and/or phone number
DEMOGRAPHICS – identify:
Age group (30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
General MN location (NW, NE, Central, Southern, Metro)
Which licenses and stamps have you purchased in the last year?
What are your outdoors organization memberships, if any?
What are your particular areas of interest for this oversight activity, if any?
Why do you want to serve on citizen oversight of the Game and Fish Fund?
Please email your application to the following DNR staff:
Don Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Carlson email@example.com
Kristel Peters firstname.lastname@example.org
Best to you all - and please keep in touch,