DNR hosts meeting on Milwaukee Estuary AOC

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss the disposal of dredged material from the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern.  

“The public meeting will occur at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Room 104 at the Port Milwaukee offices located at 2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” said DNR.

The meeting will also be available virtually via Zoom video conferencing.

On April 28, 2021, the DNR received a request from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to approve a low hazard grant of exemption to dispose of materials dredged from the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern (AOC).

The dredged materials are proposed to be placed in the Milwaukee Estuary Dredged Material Management Facility (DMMF). The proposed location to place the dredging materials is within the boundaries of the Port Milwaukee Lakebed Grant.

The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment and answer questions on the proposal.

According to the official announcement, there will be a brief introduction and explanation of the project by DNR and MMSD representatives. The DNR will consider all public comments in its decision on the proposal.

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