Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1469

Black Duck Siding Cranberry Farm

Proponent: Harry's River Cranberry Farm Ltd.

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop approximately 36 hectares of cranberry beds, three kilometres west of Route 460. This 142.4 hectare site is located south of the municipality of Black Duck Siding and Harry’s River on the west coast of Newfoundland. The development will include removal of vegetation and the installation of irrigation and sediment ponds, berms, bed drainage tile, water control structures, farm auxiliary building, a 1500 metre power line including a crossing of Harry’s River, establishment of a sand quarry and access roads. Sand, fertilizers and standard pesticides will be applied to the cranberry beds during operation. Harvesting of the cranberries includes flooding each field, in succession, with approximately 40-45 centimetres of water and removal with a cranberry beater. The project is scheduled to commence between July - October 2010, subject to approval.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • January 26, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 3, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • March 12, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • March 11, 2010 - The project is withdrawn.

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