Installation of an Irrigation Pond at the Organic Farm on 4642 Ridge Road

Installation of an Irrigation Pond at the Organic Farm on 4642 Ridge Road

The Backyard Edibles organic farm at 4642 Ridge Road in Ramsayville, Ontario, needs a pond for irrigation. The pond would capture spring snowmelt, which would provide irrigation for organic crop production. The farm operator is proposing to install an irrigation pond on the property in a naturally lower-lying area within an open field. This area currently contains primarily non-native plants.

The proposed construction is scheduled to begin in November 2021, pending approval. Construction may last until early December 2021. During construction, machinery movement will be limited to the area within the field necessary for the pond digging operation, and is not expected to impact any plant or wildlife species at risk, trees or any other valued environmental components (VECs). The excavated materials will be kept within the property boundary, and will be applied outside any sensitive areas or in a way that will not impact trees or other VECs. All disturbed areas and excavated materials will be stabilized immediately following placement to control sediment and erosion.

As this project is on NCC land, the project is being reviewed under the Impact Assessment Act. The NCC is providing guidance in relation to meeting the legal requirements of this Act and related environmental requirements.

Contact

National Capital Commission
Environmental Assessment
40 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON  K1P 5A8
Email: IA-EI@ncc-ccn.ca

 


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Latest update

The assessment is in progress.

Contacts

National Capital Commission
Environmental Assessment
40 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8
Email: IA-EI@ncc-ccn.ca


  • Location

    • Installation of an Irrigation Pond at the Organic Farm on 4642 Ridge Road (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Agriculture
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-11-03
  • Proponent

    National Capital Commission
  • Authorities

    • National Capital Commission
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83134

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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