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Pefferlaw Small Craft Harbour Tree and Brush Removal – Public Comments Invited

December 6, 2019 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Small Craft Harbours branch must determine whether the proposed Pefferlaw Small Craft Harbour Tree and Brush Removal located in Pefferlaw, ON is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.


Written comments must be submitted by January 5, 2020 to:

Deirdre Connell

867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON, L7S1A1



The Proposed Project

Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours branch is planning to complete work at the mouth of the Pefferlaw River, in Pefferlaw, ON. The work involves the removal of approximately 20 trees (ranging in size from 150mm - 300mm in diameter) and brush from the federally owned breakwater/river entrance structure, from Lake Simcoe. This structure is not directly connected to shore, and can only be accessed by water or ice.

The eastern breakwater structure has become overgrown with vegetation, creating an unsightly condition and a hazard to navigation. The object of this project will be to remove the trees and brush, without allowing felled trees or brush to enter the watercourse. All cut brush and trees will be removed from the site, and appropriately disposed of by the contractor.

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