Tag Archives: Fox River Navigational System Authority

Governor Scott Walker signs legislation for Fox River Locks

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 by

Bill paves the way for riverfront improvements (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) April. 14, 2016 – Governor Scott Walker will visit Appleton on April 14 from 11 a.m. to noon to sign a bill that broadens the scope of authority and responsibilities of the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA). When signed, the legislation will amend state statute […]


Posted on Jan 11, 2016 by

Attention all fishermen: We need your help to monitor the spread of the invasive round goby in Lake Winnebago and the Fox River system. The  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to report the incidental catch of round gobies in the lower Fox River above the Rapide Croche Dam, in Little Lake Butte des Morts and […]

Menasha Lock Site Public Visioning Workshop

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 by

Jan. 15, 2016 Menasha Lock Site Public Visioning Workshop Sat., January 23, 2016 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Menasha Public Library Lower Level “Company E” Room 440 1st St, Menasha, WI MEDIA IS WELCOME (KAUKAUNA, WIS.) Jan. 15, 2016 – The public is invited to a visioning workshop that will cover topics associated with planning […]

Lock tender houses restored for public use

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 by

Ten of the lock sites within the Fox River system include dwellings that originally served as homes for the lock master and his family. Several projects are underway to restore these homes and are highlighted below The Little Chute Lock Keeper House Thanks to volunteers from The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, you can step back into the […]


Posted on Sep 29, 2015 by

Sept. 28, 2015 Kaukauna, Wis.–The Fox River Navigational System Authority, (FRNSA) will reopen the closed Menasha lock in order move larger boats through the lock to Lake Winnebago en route to winter storage. The FRNSA is working cooperatively with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to manage the special lockage Thursday, October 1. On September […]


Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by

September 3, 2015 KAUKAUNA, WIS.—The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) has proactively closed the Menasha lock in consultation with the Department of Natural Resources while the DNR determines if the round goby fish is in the Lake Winnebago environment. This is the southernmost lock on the Fox River and the first lock that links […]

Fox River Locks restoration project complete

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 by

Celebration Time at the Locks Thanks to the hundreds of people that visited the Fox River Navigational System Authority in Kaukauna to help celebrate the rebuilding of the Fox River Locks. The celebration on August 25, 2015 was a celebration of completing the massive project on time and on budget. Please take a moment and enjoy the […]


Posted on Aug 21, 2015 by

Aug. 20, 2015 Kaukauna, Wis., August 20, 2015–The Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) announces completion of the lock restoration project which returns the sytem to working order for navigation. The entire ten-year project that involved restoration and repair to 16 operating locks on the 39-mile Fox River waterway was completed on time and under […]