Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1442

Gilmore Cranberry Farm, Bishop's Falls South

Proponent: Gilmore Cranberry Co., Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop a 10 hectare cranberry bog off an existing access road six kilometres south on the Bay D’ Espoir Highway. This development will include an irrigation/sediment pond, auxiliary buildings, water control structures, drainage tile in the bed, an access road, and berm construction. Harvesting includes flooding each field with 45 centimetres of water, independently, and removal with a cranberry beater. Standard pesticides will be utilized during operation. The project is scheduled to commence in July, 2009 if approved.

  • August 3, 2009 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 10, 2009 - Public comments are due.
  • September 17, 2009 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • October 22, 2009 - The Minister released the project.

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