Public Notice 

Port Elgin Maintenance Dredging 2021 - Public Comments Invited 

August 16, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch, must determine whether the proposed Port Elgin Maintenance Dredging Project 2021 located near Port Elgin, 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 September 15, 2021 to:

Deirdre Connell
867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON, L7S1A1
905-975-8523
deirdre.connell@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

The Proposed Project 

The Town of Saugeen Shores with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, plans to undertake a maintenance dredging project at Port Elgin Small Craft Harbour located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Port Elgin, Town of Saugeen Shores, County of Bruce.

The purpose of the proposed dredging is to remove silt accumulation and beach stone and rock that has accumulated around the existing docks from high water wave action over the breakwater and restore harbour depth. This will be achieved by completing spot dredging from the north breakwater and/or from a barge between October 15th and November 30th, 2021. All work will be completed during daytime hours.  

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