Following approval late last year, on-site activities to implement the EGLE-approved Work Plan will be starting at Wolverine’s House Street property this month. The first phase of work will be tree cutting, which we anticipate will begin on February 13. Prior to that, GZA will be on-site working on background air monitoring sampling and collecting groundwater well samples.
The tree cutting is expected to last up to three months. The trees will be cut above-grade, leaving the stumps in place, then stockpiled on the property. These stockpiles will remain until the cap construction begins, which is anticipated to be late-summer into fall. At that time, the construction contractor will grind the trees and remove the stumps for placement under the engineered cap(s).
Air monitoring will be performed during the tree cutting activities in accordance with the Air Monitoring Plan developed for this phase of work, which has been shared with EGLE and is available at this link. The property will remain fenced during this phase of the work, with the exception of small areas which may be temporarily removed to allow for safe tree cutting.
We will continue keeping the community informed about this work, through regular updates on this blog, www.WeAreWolverine.com, and through information posted at kiosks and in other locations accessible to the public. As always, residents with questions or feedback are encouraged to contact Wolverine Worldwide directly at HouseStreet@wwwinc.com or (616) 866-5627.