Menekaunee Harbor

Menekaunee Harbor, priority restoration site and eastern most reach of the Menominee River AOC

The most current information on the Lower Menominee River AOC can be found on the Wisconsin DNR and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality websites.


The Menominee River flows into Green Bay and forms the boundary between northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The cities of Marinette, Wisconsin, (including Green Island in the bay of Green Bay) and Menominee, Michigan lie in the Area of Concern.

Much progress has been, and continues to be made, to improve water quality in the Lower Menominee River. Actions have included:

  • contamination site investigations;
  • restoration activities; and
  • improvements in wastewater collection and treatment systems.

Many of the remaining problems affecting water quality are being addressed through state and federal programs via corrective action measures. The success of the Lower Menominee River Remedial Action Plan in guiding the restoration of impaired river uses depends on the successful implementation of these programs and measures.


Archived Resources

Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
2013 BUI Restoration Report (the current Restoration Report can be found on the Wisconsin DNR website)

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