That fall Johnson issued an executive order decreeing that henceforth spoil was no longer to be dumped in the open lake but to be placed in diked impoundments. Concurrent with this, industries were forced to clean up, and a cooling-water project, supported by Spisiak, has put an end to companies pumping the Buffalo River and forcing it to run upstream instead of down. There is still work to be done, but Spisiak envisions the eventual reopening of Woodlawn Beach, where he started his crusade. "We're on the one-yard line," he says. "I hope there's no fumble."