What's New With the Locks?

Approved Board Meeting Minutes
October 28, 2014

Meeting Notice & Agenda
December 9, 2014

Favorite Links

Time lapse videos of the De Pere lock
with a Burl Ives soundtrack.

Locktender history via the Fox-Wisconsin
Heritage Parkway Project


foxloxlogo_small Fox River Navigational System Authority

In 2004, the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) was created to oversee the management of the Fox River Locks. As specified in Chapter 237, Wisconsin Statutes, the Authority's primary mission is to repair, rehabilitate, operate and maintain the locks system. Additional information regarding FRNSA can be found behind the "Who We Are" link above.


November 18, 2014 - Debate Over Boat Transfer Station at Rapide Croche
The concern driving the debate is protection of the Lake Winnebago area fisheries from invasive species that live within the Great Lakes downstream.
Would the transfer station be too risky? Would it lead to downfall of Winnebago system fisheries?
Or would the transfer station best practices provide an effective way to control invasive species?

It's a discussion that deserves some thoughtful study. A growing list of resources are archived on this site for that purpose. Check out the links below and also the documents behind the, "Rapide Croche Transfer Station" menu link above. Here's a single document that summarizes the project.

November 21, 2014 - FRSNA News Release
FRNSA Spokesperson Responds to Opposition Over Proposed Boat Transfer Station at Rapide Croche

November 17, 2014 - Fox 11 News
Fox River Locks Group Pushing For Lift Station Support; Plan Opponents Stand Ground

November 17, 2014 - WBAY TV News
Debating Boat Travel From Lake Winnebago to Green Bay

November 17, 2014 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online
Plan to Bypass Fox River Lock Prompts Concerns Over Invasive Species

November 14, 2014 - FRNSA News Release
Station Offers Best Science Available for Keeping Aquatic Invasive Species Out of Lower Fox
and Winnebago Pool Lakes, While Increasing Boater Compliance



Fall At the Fox Locks; A Success
A few dozen boaters and walk-up visitors took advantage of the beautiful weather and visited the locks on October 11 & 12 for our first try at hosting, "Fall At the Fox Locks".  FRNSA planned the event to celebrate another good season by offering boaters free passage through the locks. Visitors also enjoyed brats and burgers cooked and served up locktender-style. (photo link above)  Next Year? We're hopeful!

calendar_icon_small  It Was a Full Season of Boating Events!

2014 Lake Winnebago and Connecting Waterways Events Calendar
Dianne, from the Menasha Marina, puts together a very thorough calendar of events that focus on boating-related activities in the area. Thanks for sharing this Dianne!

Fox River Navigation System Authority-1008 Augustine Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130-1608 - Phone(920)759-9833