Natural Resource Damage Assessment Meeting in Green Bay

A public meeting has been scheduled in Green Bay for April 21 to provide information about the Fox River and Green Bay Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Restoration. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay, in Central Meeting Room 1.

This Natural Resource Damage Assessment is a function of the nation’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or the Superfund Act. It represents funds collected from parties responsible for contaminating these public waters. Separate from clean-up projects, the NRDA is used to compensate the public by restoring fish and wildlife habitats and by funding other projects to enhance public use and enjoyment of these natural resources.

At the meeting, representatives of the Fox River Green Bay Natural Resource Trustee Council will provide local officials and interested individuals with an overview of the updated restoration plan for the Fox River and Green Bay area, highlight past and ongoing restoration projects, provide an informal opportunity to ask questions, and explain how individuals can submit formal comments to be incorporated into the updated restoration plan document.

Additional information is available by contacting Betsy Galbraith with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at [email protected] or 920.866.1753; or Ed Culhane with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at [email protected] or 715.781.1683.

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