Posted on May 22, 2023
There will be another opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed Lake Scugog Enhancement Project (LSEP) when the township hosts an open house on May 25.
Participants can review the draft LSEP design and provide input for consideration as part of finalizing the design at the open house, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Scugog council chambers, 181 Perry St.
The township, in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and the Scugog Lake Stewards, has completed a draft design for the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project. The design is based on the preferred solution developed through the recently completed municipal class environmental assessment.
The goals of the project include increasing boating access and other recreational uses such as paddling and angling, as well as improving stormwater treatment and increasing fisheries productivity in Lake Scugog.
The township also believes the project will enhance tourism in Scugog.
The project includes constructing a 245-metre-long berm with a trail and fishing platforms, dredging 3.67 hectares of the lake around Port Perry Bay generally to a 1.8-metre depth, creating a 10,650-square-metre wetland at Baagwating outlet with the dredged materials and removing approximately 2,000 cubic metres of dredge material off site.
The design also includes an aquatic vegetation management plan, fisheries offset plan and post-construction monitoring.
Staff from the Township of Scugog, Kawartha Conservation, GHD Limited, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and members of the Scugog Lake Stewards will be on hand at the open house to answer questions. The design will also be available for review online beginning May 25. Comments must be submitted by June 9.