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Lion's Head Harbour Dredging Project – Spring 2021 – Public Comments Invited

January 29, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada must determine whether the proposed Lion's Head Harbour Dredging (Spring 2021) Project, located in Lion's Head, 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 on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by February 28, 2021 to:
Julie Yusek
867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON, L7S1A1


The Proposed Project
The Lion's Head harbour is located on the west shore of Georgian Bay approximately 50 km southeast of Tobermory. The harbour is an active facility under the administration of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Small Craft Harbours Branch (SCH) and acts as a refuge location for transient boaters during storm events. Frequent storms have resulted in sedimentation build up around the breakwater and into the harbour, impacting access around the harbour. Dredging has periodically been required to maintain a functioning harbour.

Accordingly, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is planning to undertake a small maintenance dredging project in the Lions Head Harbour to maintain safe ingress and egress to the harbour and mooring basin.  

Up to 650 m³ of dredged cobble stone and sand will be dredged from the around the breakwater and the adjacent floating dock. The material will be disposed of off site.

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