City of Port Moody | Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging

June 24, 2022

Project status
Permit issued

On July 26, 2022, a project permit was issued to the City of Port Moody for Rocky Point Park Maintenance Dredging, located at 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 28 permit conditions the applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects. Please see the Impact Assessment Act Registry for the Notice of Intent and Notice of Decision.

Dredging is schedule to occur between October 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.

About the project

The City of Port Moody will conduct maintenance dredging of up to 4,000 cubic metres of material within an area of 7,440 square meters at Rocky Point Park boat launch located at 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody. Maintenance dredging is required to maintain the navigational channel design depths of -1.0 metres Chart Datum and reduce risk to marine navigation. Similar maintenance dredging was conducted in 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010-11 and 2016, approximately every six years.

Dredging will be performed using a clamshell dredge or excavator from a barge-mounted derrick with dredged material to be loaded to an adjacent flat scow.

Sediment testing was conducted for suitability for disposal at sea and did not meet site-specific requirements (i,e., PBDE’s or dioxins/furans) from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Dredge material will be disposed of at an upland-approved disposal site.

Contact information
For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response.  You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.