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Public Review and Comment Period for Lake Scugog Enhancement Project EA Open Until March 29, 2023

Lake Scugog Enhancement Class Environmental Assessment - Notice of Completion   

Public Review and Comment Period on the Project File Report Open Until March 29

Additional Opportunities for Public Input will be Available During the Detailed Design Process this Spring.

The Township of Scugog, in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and the Scugog Lake Stewards, has completed a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to establish the preferred solution to address the impacted water quality in Lake Scugog and the shallow depth of water in Port Perry Bay and the Municipal Boat Launch. The preferred solution will increase boating access and other recreational uses such as paddling and angling.  It will also enhance stormwater treatment, increase tourism and increase fisheries productivity in Lake Scugog.   

The preferred solution involves constructing a 245 m long berm including a trail and fishing platforms, dredging 3.67 ha generally to a 1.8 m depth, creating a 10,650 m2 wetland at Baagwating outlet with the dredged materials and removing approximately 2,000 m3 of dredge material offsite. The solution also includes an aquatic vegetation management plan, fisheries offset plan and post construction monitoring.

Project File Report (PFR) has been prepared, which documents the MCEA process carried out for the Project including how the preferred solution was determined. The PFR is being made available for a comment period starting on February 28, 2023, and ending on March 29, 2023. Paper copies of the report are available at the Township of Scugog Municipal Office located at 181 Perry Street, Port Perry, and additional background information, previous reports, and more can be found on the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project page.

Please contact the following Project Team members if you would like to provide comments, request additional information, and/or discuss any potential concerns with the Project:

Carol Coleman Ian Dobrindt

Township of Scugog

181 Perry Street

Scugog, ON L9L 1A7

Tel: 905-985-7346 X149


GHD Limited

140 Allstate Parkway Suite 210

Markham, ON L3R 5Y8

Tel: 416.721.8206


If there are outstanding concerns that the Project may adversely impact constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the Township, then a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks make an order for the Project to comply with Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act. This is referred to as a Section 16 Order, which addresses Individual Environmental Assessments.

Please address the Section 16 Order request in writing to each of the following three individuals:

Minister Director, Environmental Assessment Branch Carol Coleman
Office of the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto, ON, M7A 2J3 

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Ave W, 1st Floor

Toronto, ON, M4V 1P5 

Township of Scugog

181 Perry Street

Scugog, ON, L9L 1A7

Tel: 905-985-7346 X149

The Township may proceed with the Project by April 28, 2023, at the earliest.

If this information is required in an accessible format, please contact 905-985-7346 ext. 118

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