Project Milestones

Spring 2008 - Spring 2009

Construction of the Green Bay Processing Facility

Summer - Fall 2008

The Fox River Cleanup Group completed a detailed sampling and analysis program to refine the limits of selected areas scheduled for dredging in 2009. This program was extended through fall 2008 to areas of the river scheduled for dredging in subsequent years.

January 2009

The Fox River Cleanup Group submitted to the EPA and WDNR the Pre-Final Design (90%) for cleanup work to be performed from 2010 to completion.

April 28, 2009

Dredging operations begin.

Summer 2009

Capping and sand covering operations begin.

Mid-November 2009

First year of operations conclude. Dredging and processing exceed 2009 targets.

April 5, 2010

Dredging resumes on the lower Fox River.

September 2010

The Fox River Cleanup Project tops 700,000 work hours without a lost time incident (total does not include hours for transportation of sediment to the landfill).

November 13, 2010

Dredging and processing operations conclude for 2010. Second year operations exceed target goals every week of operations.

April 18, 2011

The third year of dredging and processing begins.

May 2, 2011

Capping and covering operations resume.

August 2011

Dredging and processing conclude for the season.

October 31, 2011

Capping and covering operations conclude for the 2011 season.

May 2012

Operations resume for the 2012 season.

June 2012

Project workers reach one million safe work hours. 

November 2012

Dredging and processing conclude for the season.

April 1, 2013

Dredging and processing operations resumed in OU4.

June 10, 2013

Capping and covering operations resumed.

November 16, 2013

Dredging and processing conclude for the season.

November 18, 2013

Shipwreck Debris Removal efforts begin near the Processing Facility.

April 7, 2014

Dredging and processing resume for the 2014 season.

Shipwreck debris removal resumes.

May 2014

Capping and covering operations resume.

Shipwreck debris removal concludes.

July 2014

Project workers top 1.5 million safe work hours.

November 14, 2014

Dredging and processing operations conclude for 2014.

March 30, 2015

Dredging and processing operations begin for the 2015 season. 

May 2015

Capping anc covering operations resume.

November 2015

Operations conclude for the 2015 season.