Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1429

Northern Brook, Botwood Cranberry Farm

Proponent: Mr. Ken Newhook

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop a 140 hectare cranberry bog in the Northern Arm area, off the Northern Arm Brook Resource Road, and adjacent to Northern Arm Brook to the south. Construction will include the development of the lower area of the bog into 14 hectares of cranberry field beds, with a reservation of approximately 6 hectares in the central bog for future expansion. 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. The project is scheduled to commence in July, 2009 if approved.

  • June 8, 2009 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 15, 2009 - Public comments are due.
  • July 23, 2009 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • July 31, 2009 - The Minister Released the undertaking.

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