Public workshops to be held to gain input for new location for dredged sediment

Published April 11, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District and City of Chicago invite you to participate in workshops to be held for the Calumet Harbor and River/Chicago Area Waterway System Dredged Material Management Study:


WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018


WHERE: Rowan Park (gymnasium), 11546 South Avenue L, Chicago, IL 60617

TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Open House; 11:15 a.m. –  Presentation         


The same workshop will be repeated

WHEN: Monday, April 30, 2018

WHERE: Chicago Public Library Vodak East Side Branch, 3710 E. 106th St., Chicago, IL 60617

TIME: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Open House; 6 p.m. –  Presentation


The purpose of the study is to identify a new location for safe placement and management of dredged sediment needed to maintain the Calumet Harbor and River for navigation. Life-extension measures are being employed at the existing facility on the lakefront, which will soon close.

The facilitated workshops are being held to involve the public, gain input, and foster community awareness of the navigation project and its initial array of alternative sites for a new location. The open house will include booths set up with subject matter experts available to discuss the dredging, sediment, facility operation, aquatic ecosystem restoration, planning process, and other applicable topics. There will also be a presentation on the project and proposed locations. 

Another way for the public to provide input to the site selection process is Crowdsource Polling, a website application being pilot tested by the Corps from now until May 5, 2018.  It can be found at the link below:

Vanessa Villarreal

Release no. 18-002