Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1437

Culls Harbour - Grants Cranberry Farm

Proponent: Mr. Wade Kean

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop and operate a cranberry farm 10.4 kilometres west of the Glovertown overpass and 0.02 kilometres in the Drovers Ridge Access Road. The site is primarily comprised of a 162 hectare peat bog. The total area of the proposal is 20 hectares of cranberry field beds developed over 5 years. Construction will consist of cranberry bed development, peat removal, berm construction, a one kilometre access road connecting the farm to Drovers Ridge Access Road, installation of irrigation piping and installation of water control structures. Harvesting consists of flooding each field, dislodging the cranberries by mechanical means and gathering and loading the berries using a conveyer system. The project is scheduled to commence in November 2009, if approved.

  • June 29, 2009 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 4, 2009 - Public comments are due.
  • August 13, 2009 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • August 25, 2009 - The proponent withdraws the project.

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