Public Notice

Grand Bend Harbour Dredging – Spring 2021 – Public Comments Invited

March 15, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada must determine whether the proposed Grand Bend Harbour Dredging – Spring 2021 project located in Grand Bend, ON is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice <https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/protection> on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by April 15, 2021 to:

William Wilson

867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON, L7S1A1

416-986-7138

William.Wilson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

The Proposed Project

The Municipality of Lambton Shores, with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours Branch, is planning on conducting a dredging project in Grand Bend Harbour. The proposed project includes prop-wash dredging the harbour area and mouth of the Ausable River to displace littoral sand which has been deposited within the main channel areas using the propeller of a tug boat. Spot dredging will be used to clear upstream obstructions(i.e submerged trees). The proposed project is scheduled to start in early-May and will be completed as needed in accordance to in-water work timing windows.

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