Public notice 

Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging – Public comments invited 

June 24, 2022 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging, located at 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody, B.C., is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by July 23, 2022

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.  For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations. 

Written comments must be submitted by July 23, 2022 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 3T4 

The proposed project 

The City of Port Moody is proposing to conduct maintenance dredging of up to 4,000 cubic metres of material within an area of 7,440 square meters at Rocky Point Park boat launch located at 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody. Maintenance dredging is required to maintain the navigational channel design depths of -1.0 metres Chart Datum and reduce risk to marine navigation. Similar maintenance dredging was conducted in 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010/11 and 2016, approximately every six years.  

Dredging would be performed using a clamshell dredge or excavator from a barge-mounted derrick with dredged material to be loaded to an adjacent flat scow.  

Sediment testing was conducted for suitability for disposal at sea and did not meet site-specific requirements (i,e., PBDE's or dioxins/furans) from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Dredge material will be disposed of at an upland-approved disposal site. 

Dredging is proposed to occur between October 1 and February 28. 

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