Proposed Dredge Material Management Site, Sandy Cove East, Digby County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake the development of a dredge material management site intended to be used for long-term storage of sediment dredged from the Centreville Small Craft Harbour. Options for reuse of this dredge material will be explored such that a portion of the material may be stored on site temporarily, however, it is anticipated that the majority of the material will be managed on site over the long-term.

Site works will involve the construction of an access road within the proposed property that will facilitate the transportation of dredge material from the harbour to the selected location within the proposed property that will be designed to store the material. Vegetation clearing and site grubbing and grading will take place within the central portion of the property to prepare an area to receive the dredged material. A treed buffer will be retained around the central containment area that will minimize the view from adjacent properties as well as from Old Post Road.


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

April 4, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
4 Proposed Haul Route from Little River SCH to DMMS PDF (206 KB) February 16, 2022
3 Proposed Haul Route from Centreville SCH to DMMS PDF (241 KB) February 16, 2022
2 Sandy Cove DMMS Preliminary Site Plan PDF (161 KB) February 16, 2022
1 Additional Project Information: Proposed Dredge Material Management Site at Sandy Cove East, Digby County, Nova Scotia PDF (315 KB) February 16, 2022


Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • The proposed site is located on a parcel of federal land at the end of Old Post Road in Sandy Cove, Digby County, NS (PID #30163331). (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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