Yellow River Tree Removal in Progress

The Yellow River tree removal project is moving along. Starke County Surveyor Dennis Estok said this week that he is in the process of forming a three-man committee to interview and score the various engineering proposals.

Estok said he is on track to present contracts for signing by May with work scheduled for this summer and fall. Work cannot be done in April or May as this is the spawning season.

In all, 110 trees and log jams are scheduled to be removed along the Yellow River from State Road 35 to the Marshall-Starke County line.

The project will be funded by a $160,000 Disaster Recovery Grant that was applied for in 2008.