Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging

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. 


Latest update

Notice of Determination 

Port Moody, B.C. July 26, 2022– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging located at 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - July 26, 2022
1 Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging - June 24, 2022


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    City of Port Moody
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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