Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1503

Comfort Cove Cranberry Farm

Proponent: Comfort Cove Cranberry

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop a cranberry farm on a 30 hectare peat bog. The site is located approximately 44 kilometres north from The Town of Lewisporte, off Route 343, near the Town of Comfort Cove-Newstead, in Central Newfoundland . Construction is scheduled over two to five year period with development of a four hectare cranberry field by 2011. Construction will include removal of vegetation, ditching installation of irrigation and sediment pond, berms, bed drainage tile, water control structures 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 20, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • June 24, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • July 4, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • July 14, 2010 – The project is released.

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