DNR director Eichinger to visit U.P.

LANSING — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette.

Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor groups providing important contributions in the U.P.

Eichinger will attend the quarterly meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportsman’s Alliance at the Great Lakes Sport and Recreation Club in Escanaba. The meeting is open to the public and will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. EST.

Later in the day, Eichinger will travel to Marquette to meet with members of U.P. Whitetails of Marquette County and attend the group’s annual banquet. The event is being held at the University Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Next week, Eichinger will meet with DNR employees at meetings Monday in Marquette and Tuesday in Sault Ste. Marie.