Ice breaking will take place in the bay of Green Bay January 26-29. Members of the public who fish, operate a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or otherwise recreate on the bay of Green Bay during periods of ice cover should be aware of this activity.
The U.S. Coast Guard recommends all recreational ice users plan their activities carefully, dress appropriately, use caution on the ice, and stay away from shipping channels. Recreational users should stay tuned to local media for the status of regional waterway closures.
The Coast Guard will establish and maintain tracks through the ice from Rock Island Passage to the Fox River. Updates to this notice will be posted on the Coast Guard’s 9th District Newsroom website and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
“Coast Guard waterway managers balance the needs of commercial operators moving the cargoes that fuel industry with those of recreational users enjoying the pristine natural beauty of our Great Lakes,” said Capt. Tom Stuhlreyer, commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. “Those who choose to recreate on or near ice-covered waterways may potentially put themselves at increased risk when recreating near still-operational shipping lanes.”