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Brown County eyes water research center as catalyst for Renard Island development

 By: Ben Krumholz, FOX 11 News

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Brown County is hoping Renard Island is selected as the site for a highly-coveted water research center, which is expected to attract local education groups and visitors from outside the region.

The island was built in the late 1970s as a place to put toxic PCB sediment dredged from the bay harbor. It has since been capped and is ready for development.

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