October 22

Baltzers Bog Hydrology Report Released

first_imgA hydrological report on a peat-harvesting proposal for Baltzer’s Bog in the Annapolis Valley is now available to the public. The report, which focuses on the movement of water in the area, is available at the Department of Environment and Labour offices in Halifax and Kentville, as well as on the department website. The department commissioned Jacques Whitford of Dartmouth to prepare the report as part of the environmental assessment for a proposal to harvest peat moss at Baltzer’s Bog, in Coldbrook, Kings Co. The report addresses public concern that a proposed expansion of peat harvesting would affect water levels in Wood Lake, which adjoins the bog. Both the public and the harvesting company, Mark-Lyn Construction, will have the opportunity to comment on the report. The expansion proposal was submitted in June 2004. In July 2004, Kerry Morash, Minister of Environment and Labour decided that Mark-Lyn must submit more information addressing public concerns. When that information is received, the minister will have 25 days to make a decision on the proposal. During that period, the public can comment on the new information, the hydrological report, and the company’s response to that report. The report is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/ess/ea/new.htm . Copies can be viewed at the following offices: — Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour 36 Exhibition St., Kentville 902-679-6086 — Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour 5151 Terminal Rd., Halifax 902-424-5300 Toll Free: 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476)last_img read more