Work at Verburg Park is wrapping up, but the park will remain closed (including the boat launch) through November 30, 2023 for restoration.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the removal of PCB-contaminated sediment within Verburg Park Pond and along the banks of the Kalamazoo River. This work is part of a larger cleanup of a section of the Kalamazoo River EPA has designated as Area 1. Georgia-Pacific LLC and International Paper Company will be conducting cleanup activities starting in March 2022 and expect the project to take 3 years to complete. Throughout this project, EPA will be coordinating with Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Portions of the Kalamazoo River will need to be avoided by the public during construction.
For more information on this EPA project, please visit their website here.
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