L'Orignal Marina – Floating Breakwater Replacement – Public Comments Invited

March 1, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada must determine whether the proposed L'Orignal Marina – Floating Breakwater Replacement project, located in L'Orignal, 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 March 31, 2021 to:
Julie Yusek
867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON, L7S1A1


The Proposed Project
L'Orignal Marina is located on the south shore of the Ottawa River, roughly 100km east of Ottawa, in the Township of Champlain. This recreational harbour, consisting of a boat launch, floating docks, a marina building, and fueling station, is on federal lands and is managed by the Township of Champlain under a lease agreement with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). The marina is protected from waves by three strings of floating breakwaters. One of the floating breakwater strings is in poor conditions and is consequently not providing adequate wave protection to the marina.

Accordingly, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is planning to undertake a project at the L'Orignal Marina to replace the one floating breakwater string that is in poor condition to ensure adequate wave protection in the marina basin. The proposed replacement breakwater will be approximately the same size, and will be located in approximately the same location.

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