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  • 16 August 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sheboygan area officials joined forces to kick off the final dredging work and habitat restoration projects needed to remove the Sheboygan River “Area of Concern” from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. EPA has targeted up to $57 million for […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    A significant reduction in phosphorus and decreased algae in the Sheboygan River have resulted in a proposal by the Wisconsin Department of Resources to remove one of the beneficial use impairments for the river. DNR is seeking public comments through September 17 on the proposal to remove the “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” beneficial use impairment […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The United States and the State of Wisconsin have announced three settlements totaling over $4.5 million to resolve claims for the pollution of the Sheboygan River. The Department of Justice reported that the three companies – Tecumseh Products Co., Thomas Industries, Inc., and Wisconsin Public Service Corp –  will resolve claims for natural resource damages at […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of all dredging and habitat restoration projects required to remove the Sheboygan River “Area of Concern” from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. “Thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and our dedicated federal, state and local partners, […]

  • 26 January 2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared the lower 14 mile section of the Sheboygan River a hazardous waste site under the EPA Superfund legislation in 1986. A Sheboygan River Dredging Workgroup was established in August of 2009 to assist in coordinating these projects, and is represented by officials from the EPA Region 5, Great Lakes […]

  • 13 April 2012

    Development Manager Chad Pelishek, in an interview on Sheboygan’s Morning News Thursday, said the traffic will be generated by the dredging project on the Sheboygan River. Pelishek says they’ll be working 24/7, estimating about 300 trucks a day out of downtown Sheboygan until the project is complete. He also stated that the dredging is scheduled […]

  • 25 February 2011

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a public meeting to update residents on progress at two cleanup sites in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 2, at the Mead Public Library, 710 N. Eighth St. EPA’s presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The Sheboygan River […]

  • 27 December 2010

    We tip our hat to the Environmental Protection Agency for agreeing to plans for the complete dredging of the Sheboygan River. The EPA … (sheboyganpress) [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, December 27, 2010;

  • 19 June 2010

    Sheboygan County officials remain optimistic that they’ll be able to not just get the rest of the contaminated Sheboygan River cleaned up… [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, June 19, 2010;

  • 13 October 2011

    The federal government on Wednesday confirmed funding next year for the next step in the Sheboygan River cleanup effort, authorizing … (sheboyganpress) [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, October 13, 2011;

  • 12 June 2011

    The document governing the cleanup of the lower Sheboygan River has been signed by federal officials and is awaiting a judge’s… By Dan Benson (sheboyganpress) [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, June 12, 2011

  • 4 March 2011

    Work on dredging the Sheboygan River of tainted sediments and deepening its channel nearer the harbor will be under way in April and likely… More info: sheboyganpress [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, March 4, 2011    

  • 19 September 2012

    The bridge over the Sheboygan River will be closed to traffic during the next week because of the dredging project. From 7:00 pm to 7:00 AM, September 25-27, 2012, the Eight Street Bridge will be closed. During these periods, Ryba Terra Joint Venture will be dredging approximately 1,400 yards of sediment from the river, which […]

  • 9 December 2010

    The Environmental Protection Agency has given a huge boost to local efforts to dredge the Sheboygan River deep enough to be navigable for… BY BOB PETRIE (sheboyganpress) [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, December 9, 2010;

  • 3 June 2011

    Dredging of tainted sediments from the Sheboygan River near downtown has been going on for more than a month now, with more than… By Dan Benson (sheboyganpress) [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, June 3, 2011  

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wisconsin’s waters are benefiting from the hard work of public and private partners, with the latest progress coming on the Sheboygan River. Thanks to four major dredging projects coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many partners, the first and most challenging of nine beneficial use impairments for […]

  • 8 June 2012

    The Sheboygan County has received a $1.5 million Department of Transportation grant to help in dredging the Sheboygan River and its inner harbor, reports This grant will leverage nearly $14 million in other funding to pay for dredging the river to a depth of up to 16 feet deep that will allow cruise ships […]

  • 27 January 2012

    The Sheboygan Harbor was last dredged to its authorized depth in 1969. Since then, a restriction was placed on dredging the federal channel in Sheboygan due to contamination from PCBs. Also, sediment that settles in the harbor has resulted in a restriction of the safe draft for shallow draft vessels . Large vessels can no […]

  • 17 June 2012

    A portion of the Sheboygan River dredging project is currently on hold, but dredging upriver is scheduled to begin in a few weeks, according to Economic Development Director Chad Pelishek said Thursday that the EPA has withdrawn the contract for the contractor, who was to dredge the river from the 8th Street Bridge to […]

  • 5 April 2012

      As reports, the Sheboygan Common Council on Wednesday unanimously approved spending $250,000 to help dredge tainted sediment from the Sheboygan River’s inner harbor east of the Eighth Street Bridge. This money will come from the city’s undesignated reserve fund and will match another $250,000 pledged to the project last month by the Sheboygan […]

  • 13 December 2012

    The Sheboygan River dredging program is nearing its completion, city officials said Monday. Dredging work in the river upstream of the Eighth Street bridge will wrap up this week, while work in the inner harbor up to the Eighth Street bridge will be completed by Christmas, officials announced in a statement. Chad Pelishek, the city’s […]

  • 24 April 2012

    According to, Chad Pelishek, the City Development Manager, told the Common Council at its Monday night meeting that the cost of Sheboygan River dredging tainted sediment from the river between the Eighth Street bridge and Kiwanis Park came in $1.22 million higher than expected and that the amount of sediment to be dredged would […]

  • 14 September 2010

    The Superfund cleanup of the Sheboygan River between Eighth and 14th streets will be delayed until next spring, Mayor Bob Ryan said Monday night. The delay is because the Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have yet to sign off on an agreement on the final design of the cleanup, expected […]

  • 29 June 2010

    The Sheboygan County Planning and Resources Department will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss plans to resume dredging of… [mappress] Source: sheboyganpress, June 29, 2010;

  • 8 June 2012

    Governor Scott Walker has approved grants totaling $6,964,000 for three harbor projects in Wisconsin. The funds will be used to dredge and make repairs and improvements to docks in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Superior. The state’s Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) provides 80 percent of the needed funds, with the grant recipients providing a required 20 […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.65 million to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to continue restoration work at five highly contaminated sites on the Great Lake. This EPA funding is the first installment of an approximately $5 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to DNR. Under the 1987 Great […]