Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial requests public input

PUT-IN-BAY – Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial has opened the draft Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan & Environmental Assessment for public review and comment for 30 days. The Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan and Environmental Assessment will guide future management of the historic memorial landscape and determine impacts from implementing this plan.

The cultural landscape treatment plan includes care of historic trees and shrubs, addition or alteration of ramps, sidewalks or stairs to improve access to the plaza and memorial column, installation of wayside exhibits, locations for future housing and outdoor gathering space, and enhancements to park gateways.

The purpose of the assessment is to guide management, treatment and use of resources at the Memorial and evaluate impacts to natural and cultural resources. The National Park Service has drafted concepts for moving forward and is seeking public and community input during this 30-day period.

The plan is available at the park administrative offices, the Erie Islands Library and online at https:// cfm?projectID=70006. Comments will be accepted from March 23 through April 22. For information, call 419-285- 2184.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between the U.S., Great Britain and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.

For information about Perry’s Victory, visit, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Facebook, Twitter @PerrysVIPM, instagram @ perrysvictorynps, or call 419-285- 2184.