Inverhuron Provincial Park Campground Development (MNR-69)
Project information about this declaration order.
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Ontario Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources
Kincardine, Shore of Lake Huron, southwest of Owen Sound
Environmental Approvals Branch, 416-314-8001
Toll free 1-800-461-6290
Declaration order: expired, December 21, 2003
Re-constructing a campground in Inverhuron Provincial Park
- Delcaration order: expired
- Date submitted: May 28, 2001
- Expiry of public comment period: September 26, 2001
- Decision date: March 6, 2002
- Date expired: December 21, 2003
On May 28, 2001, Ontario Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) submitted a request for a Declaration Order to declare their proposed activity of re-constructing a campground in Inverhuron Provincial Park not subject to the full requirements of section 5 of the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). MNR currently holds Exemption Order MNR-59/2 under the EAA which provides for the carrying out of the Provincial Parks Program. The campground proposal would comply with all conditions of MNR-59/2 except the $2 million limit on construction cost. The Declaration Order will require compliance with all conditions of MNR-59/2 aside from construction cost, including the preparation of an Environmental Study Report (ESR) which will be available for public review.
The campground will be located in the development zone of the park and will comprised of four areas accommodating approximately 250 campsites. The campground redevelopment will also include the construction of appropriate infrastructure including access roads, comfort stations, a visitor centre, a maintenance compound and administrative buildings. The campground is anticipated to have benefits such as the provision of natural heritage education and outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as associated economic and tourism benefits. These benefits would be delayed if the proposal was subject to the full requirements of the EAA.
After careful consideration, the Declaration Order was issued on March 6, 2002.