Public meeting set on dredging in Two Rivers Outer Harbor

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  1. By Northeast Region October 6, 2015

    Contact(s): Greg Tilkens, DNR hydrogeologist, Green Bay, 920-662-5433; Ed Culhane, DNR communications, Appleton, 715-781-1683

    GREEN BAY - The state Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the proposed disposal of dredged material from the Two Rivers outer harbor federal navigational channel.

    The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on the third floor at Two Rivers City Hall, 1717 East Park St.

    The City of Two Rivers has proposed to dredge within the outer harbor federal navigational channel. The dredging will improve access to the harbor for both commercial and charter fishing vessels and will improve navigation generally.

    The city has requested DNR grant an exemption from solid waste regulations so that approximately 22,000 cubic yards of dredged material can be disposed of on city property located east of Mirro Drive and south of Hawthorne Avenue.

    DNR staff has made a preliminary determination that the proposed action would not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

    The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on the proposal. There will be a brief introduction and explanation of the project by DNR and town representatives. The meeting will then be opened up for questions and comments.

    Written comments relating to this project are also welcome and may be sent to Greg Tilkens, hydrogeologist, Department of Natural Resources, 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay WI 54307 or at [email protected]. Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 14. All public comments will be considered by DNR when making a decision on the project.

    Last Revised: Tuesday, October 06, 2015