Green Bay gets $2.4 million in harbor assistance funding

(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — The Port of Green Bay and two of its terminal operators are receiving $2.4 million in grant funding for harbor maintenance and improvement projects. The grants were announced by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and come through Wisconsin’s Harbor Asisstance Program.

“This is good news for Green Bay and our entire region,” said Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay director. “These grant funds will allow the Port of Green Bay and our terminal operators to continue working to maintain and improve waterborne transportation that supports and grows our regional and state economy.”

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership/Chuck Zentmeyer photo

Grants awarded in the area include:

• The Port of Green Bay received $1 million to stabilize the shoreline at a port development project site at the mouth of the Fox River with bulkhead fill and dock wall construction.

• LaFargeHolcim, a terminal operator at the port, received $1.2 million to dredge the bed of the Fox River and construct a new docking facility which will receive imports of cement for regional construction projects.

• U.S. Venture Inc. received $200,000 to dredge the bed of the Fox River to allow the continued import of petroleum products used throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

Grants totaling $5.3 million were awarded statewide, with nearly half of that amount going to these three Port of Green Bay projects. “It is recognition of the economic importance of the port,” Haen added. “We thank Gov. Evers and the Wisconsin’s Harbor Asisstance Program for the funding.”

— Port of Green Bay

By Rich Miller