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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working to finish Cat Islands restoration

Cat Island restoration project (courtesy of FOX 11).
Cat Island restoration project (courtesy of FOX 11).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to finish major construction this year to restore the Cat Islands in the Bay of Green Bay.

Almost $2 million are budgeted to help restore islands that have virtually disappeared due to erosion from waves.

The Army Corps is installing four miles of wave barriers -- and they're filling spots around the islands with materials from dredging over the next 30 years.

Brown County port director Dean Haen says a nearby road needs to be repaired before dredging materials can be stored there every other year. The project is expected to create an additional 270 acres of wildlife habitat.

The Corps is also working to finish Renard Island. It's being capped with clean soil on top the dredge materials which built the island. Brown County plans to use the land as a park.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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