Boaters warned about dredging project

DE PERE – A dredging project is again prompting a warning for boaters on the Fox River.

For the sixth year, hundreds of boaters will be greeted by construction work as part of the Fox River
Cleanup Project.

Law enforcement will be on the water this weekend.

Officers say people should stay in the designated navigational channel and be aware of changing conditions.

“So one day, it might be in one spot of the river, on the east side of the river. The next day when you come through there it might be on the west side of the river. If you’re not aware of this, you could be putting yourself and your passengers, and the construction workers in seriously harm’s way,” said Darren Kuhn, DNR conservation warden.

The DNR says fines for going in the construction zone start at more than $200 and go up from there. They say there were about three reported cases last season.

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