Penin­sula ATV trails re­ceive ap­proval

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion Min­is­ter Joan Shea has an­nounced the re­lease of two Burin Penin­sula trails from en­vi­ron­men­tal re­view.

The events are rel­a­tive to Part 10 En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Act.

The Burin Penin­sula Five Mile Pond Area ATV Trail and the For­tune ATV Trail are both re­leased to al­low fur­ther de­vel­op­ment.

Calvin Eddy and Henry Fian­der are pro­po­nents for the Burin Penin­sula trail.

The For­tune ATV Trail As­so­ci­a­tion is the pro­po­nent for the For­tune trail.

How­ever, this project is re­leased sub­ject to the fol­low­ing con­di­tion – A 30- me­tre veg­e­tated buf­fer is to be main­tained from wa­ter bod­ies and wet­lands ex­cept for those cross­ings that may be ap­proved un­der the Wa­ter Re­sources Act.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment process is avail­able from the Di­rec­tor of En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment toll-free:

1-800-563-6181 or by mail to: Di­rec­tor, En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment Di­vi­sion, Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion, West Block, Con­fed­er­a­tion Build­ing, Box 8700, St. John’s, A1B 4J6.

En­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment in­for­ma­tion is also on the depart­ment web­site at: ‘ www.gov.nl.ca/env’.

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