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Public invited to comment on shoreline management plan

Quinte Watershed shoreline residents with properties on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario are invited to participate in a virtual consultation for the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan – a study to help protect the shorelines of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario from flooding and erosion.

The project webpage contains three short videos about the project, and the details. After watching the videos there is an online survey to provide feedback and input on the project. The survey is geared toward people that live on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario shoreline but it is open to anyone that lives in the Quinte Conservation Watershed,

The first of two public consultations has been ongoing this month and concludes Oct. 31st. Individuals are invited to visit to learn about the project, view presentations from staff and consultants, and provide input through an online survey.

The final plan will include beneficial items such as an updated shoreline inventory; updated hazard mapping for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches; recommendations for protecting shorelines and shoreline property owners and information to assist municipal planning recommendations and decisions.

“We are excited for the opportunity to study Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario shorelines as this will help improve the resiliency of our coastal communities against natural hazards associated with flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches,” said Brad McNevin, Quinte Conservation CAO.

This project is a joint initiative with regional partners including Prince Edward County, Belleville, Quinte West, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Deseronto, and Greater Napanee.

Half of the funding is provided by the Government of Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program and the other 50 per cent is shared by municipal partners.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2022 and is to include a second public consultation period to share the draft plan.

Click here for information about the project and participate in the survey.

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  1. SamLan says:

    I would like to urge Prince Edward County residents, and those along the north and east shores of the Bay of Quinte, to participate in Quinte Conservation’s virtual consultation for the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan. In contrast to earlier Quinte Conservation behavior, where for example they consulted with nobody in the County when they changed how they manage Little Bluff, this consultation is well designed, and the consulting company that was hired has produce a couple of excellent background videos discussing the state of the shoreline and the challenges that lie ahead.

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