Cleanup Work to Begin This Week; White Pine Trail to be Temporarily Re-Routed

As we shared last week, Wolverine will be conducting cleanup work this fall at the site of its former tannery in Rockford. We also pledged to keep the community informed as the work progresses.  Consistent with this commitment, we want to let you know that workers will begin mobilizing over the next few days, bringing trailers, construction equipment, and supplies onto the site. Workers will also begin adjusting the fences to enclose the work areas, and will start to construct some of the temporary access roads shown on this map of the site.

As part of this work, it will be necessary to temporarily close the White Pine Trail along the length of the former tannery property.  We expect the closure to commence within the next week and last for the duration of the work.  During this time, trail traffic will be re-routed through Rockford as shown in red on the map below and here.  The timing and route are subject to change based on the final DNR permit that we expect to receive in the next few days.

Wolverine and its contractors will strive to limit the impact of this work on neighboring residents, surrounding businesses, and the broader community. We will also continue keeping the community informed through regular updates on its blog,, and through information at kiosks and in other locations accessible to the public.

As always, residents with questions are encouraged to contact Wolverine directly at or (616) 866-5627.

Trail detour map