Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1494

Bay D’Espoir Highway Cranberry Farm

Proponent: King’s Cranberry Farm

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop a cranberry farm on a 60 hectare peat bog. The site is located approximately 39 kilometres from the intersection of the Bay D’Espoir Highway and the Trans Canada Highway in Central Newfoundland, south of the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor. Construction is scheduled over two to three year period with development of approximately 18 hectares of cranberry beds with six hectares of beds developed per year. Construction will include removal of vegetation, ditching installation of irrigation and sediment ponds, berms, bed drainage tile, water control structures, farm auxiliary buildings and construction of an access road. Sand, fertilizers and pesticides will be applied to the cranberry beds during operation. Harvesting of the cranberries includes flooding each field, in succession, with approximately 45 centimetres of water and removal with a cranberry beater. The project is scheduled to commence in 2010, subject to approval.

  • May 4, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • June 8, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • June 18, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • September 3, 2010 - The undertaking was released.

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