GREEN BAY - The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway has received a federal grant to improve a stretch of shoreline in downtown Green Bay.
The group says it has received $125,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop and enhance fish habitat and increase public access to the water. The area of shoreline is 1,200 feet long and is in front of the Neville Public Museum.
According to Parkway leaders, lower Green Bay and the Fox River make up a federal Area of Concern because of the presence of PCBs and other pollutants. While dredging and capping are planned for the area, there had previously been no plans to include habitat restoration as part of the improvement.
Parkway officials say planning for the project is set to begin Aug. 1. No timetable has been established for construction.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Parkway being named a national recreation trail by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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