Chippewa Park Breakwater Removal

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The City of Thunder Bay is initiating a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to study if and how the Chippewa Breakwater should be removed or modified and the potential environmental and social effects of those activities.

The Chippewa Park main beach has been identified as part of the Thunder Bay Area of Concern (AOC) in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Beach Closings is one of the remaining impaired Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) in the Thunder Bay AOC and improving the water quality conditions at Chippewa Park main beach will help to achieve the delisting criteria.

Chippewa Park Breakwater Study

In 2015, a Chippewa Park Breakwater Study was under taken by Oshki-Aki LP, a limited partnership company between True Grit Consulting Limited and Fort William First Nation, for the City of Thunder Bay. The breakwater, oriented in a north-south direction and located approximately 380 metres east of the main beach, consists of a wooden dock and armour stones. The study focused on the investigation of viable options for removal and reconfiguration of the breakwater with the objectives of addressing the health and safety liability of the breakwater, improving the water circulation and water quality, and enhancing the fish habitat and beach area.

Notice of Commencement - Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment - Chippewa Breakwater Removal

The City of Thunder Bay is initiating a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to study if and how the Chippewa Breakwater should be removed or modified and the potential environmental and social effects of those activities (see map photos to the right).

This study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning process defined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015). This Project is being planned as a Schedule B project. As such, the City is required to identify the problem; identify and assess alternative solutions and recommend a preferred solution; identify and evaluate alternative design concepts and recommend a preferred concept; and complete a detailed assessment of the recommended solution.

Provide Your Comments

Login and provide your comments. Comments will be incorporated into the planning and design of this project, and will be received until January 17, 2020. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

More Information

To provide your comments directly or to request additional information concerning the project, please contact:

Werner Schwar, Supervisor Parks & Open Space Planning
City of Thunder Bay
111 Syndicate Ave S. Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5K4
Tel: 807-625-2806
Fax: 807-625-3258
E-mail: wschwar@thunderbay.ca

The City of Thunder Bay is initiating a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to study if and how the Chippewa Breakwater should be removed or modified and the potential environmental and social effects of those activities.

The Chippewa Park main beach has been identified as part of the Thunder Bay Area of Concern (AOC) in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Beach Closings is one of the remaining impaired Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) in the Thunder Bay AOC and improving the water quality conditions at Chippewa Park main beach will help to achieve the delisting criteria.

Chippewa Park Breakwater Study

In 2015, a Chippewa Park Breakwater Study was under taken by Oshki-Aki LP, a limited partnership company between True Grit Consulting Limited and Fort William First Nation, for the City of Thunder Bay. The breakwater, oriented in a north-south direction and located approximately 380 metres east of the main beach, consists of a wooden dock and armour stones. The study focused on the investigation of viable options for removal and reconfiguration of the breakwater with the objectives of addressing the health and safety liability of the breakwater, improving the water circulation and water quality, and enhancing the fish habitat and beach area.

Notice of Commencement - Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment - Chippewa Breakwater Removal

The City of Thunder Bay is initiating a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to study if and how the Chippewa Breakwater should be removed or modified and the potential environmental and social effects of those activities (see map photos to the right).

This study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning process defined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015). This Project is being planned as a Schedule B project. As such, the City is required to identify the problem; identify and assess alternative solutions and recommend a preferred solution; identify and evaluate alternative design concepts and recommend a preferred concept; and complete a detailed assessment of the recommended solution.

Provide Your Comments

Login and provide your comments. Comments will be incorporated into the planning and design of this project, and will be received until January 17, 2020. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

More Information

To provide your comments directly or to request additional information concerning the project, please contact:

Werner Schwar, Supervisor Parks & Open Space Planning
City of Thunder Bay
111 Syndicate Ave S. Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5K4
Tel: 807-625-2806
Fax: 807-625-3258
E-mail: wschwar@thunderbay.ca

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    The City of Thunder Bay would appreciate hearing any comments you may have regarding the Schedule B Class Environment Assessment Chippewa Breakwater Removal. 

    The City of Thunder Bay would appreciate hearing any comments you may have regarding the Schedule B Class Environment Assessment Chippewa Breakwater Removal. 

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