Public Notice

Longspur (Lang Lake) – Wharf Reconstruction – Public Comments Invited

June 23, 2023 Fisheries and Oceans Canada must determine whether the proposed Longspur (Lang Lake) – Wharf Reconstruction, located in Espanola, Ontario is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada are inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.

Written comments must be submitted by July 25, 2023 to:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Small Craft Harbours Branch

Attn: Chris McDermid

501 University Cresent

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N6

431-335-7530

Chris.McDermid@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

The Proposed Project

Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) are proposing to demolish the existing timber wharf at Longspur (Lang Lake) SCH and replace the structure with a new concrete launch ramp and separate crib/gangway structure.

The existing timber wharf has come to the end of its functional life and will be removed with a combination of hand tools and heavy equipment. Reusable materials will be salvaged and stockpiled in a designated location on shore. All other demolished materials will be disposed of at a licensed facility.

A new timber frame crib will be placed in the water to support an aluminum gangway anchored on a concrete pad on shore. The approach to the shoreline will be shaped using clear stone to create a subgrade for a concrete ramp. The upper out of water section of the ramp will be cast in place concrete. The in-water sections of the launch ramp will be built with pre-cast concrete panels likely installed by an excavator. The new infrastructure will fall within the footprint of the existing wharf.

Given the timing we will have the contractor implement a silt/sediment curtain for the duration of the project.

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