Proposed amendments to the Rondeau Provincial Park Management Plan

ERO number
019-0907
Notice type
Policy
Act
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
November 18, 2019 - December 18, 2019 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
November 18, 2019
to December 18, 2019

Decision summary

We have amended the Rondeau Provincial Park Management Plan to enable an extension of existing leases for cottage lots in Rondeau until December 31, 2022.

Decision details

After reviewing input received in response to the proposal, we have decided to amend the management plan to enable a three-year extension of leases, until December 31, 2022 for existing cottagers in Rondeau. This extension will allow time for us to consult on an alternative option for the long-term occupation of cottage lots in Rondeau.

Comments received

Through the registry

2,809

By email

1,787

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0
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Effects of consultation

A range of views were expressed in the comments that were received on the proposal.

Some commenters expressed that parks should be dedicated to public use and cottages should be removed from the park. Some expressed concerns that cottages impact the park environment through loss of habitat, introduction of invasive species and impacts to individual animals in an area that provides habitat for numerous species at risk as well as provincially significant habitats.  Some expressed that the proposal is contrary to the intent of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act with regard to maintaining ecological integrity.

Other commenters expressed support for a three-year cottage lease extension as well as a permanent solution to cottage tenure. Some commenters stated that cottages do not harm the environment and benefit some species at risk, and that cottagers support the local economy.

After considering the input received, a decision was made to amend the management plan to enable a three-year extension of leases until December 31, 2022, for cottagers in Rondeau.

 

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Rondeau Provincial Park
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RR 1
Morpeth, ON
N0P 1X0
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Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7
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Original proposal

ERO number
019-0907
Notice type
Policy
Act
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

November 18, 2019 - December 18, 2019 (30 days)

Proposal details

We are seeking comments on a proposal to allow existing cottage lots in Rondeau Provincial Park to remain for an additional three-years, until December 31, 2022.

This extension will allow time for us to consult on an alternative option for the long-term occupation of cottage lots in Rondeau Provincial Park.

Supporting materials

View materials in person

Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Ontario Parks - Issues Management, Coordination and Planning Section
Address

300 Water Street
6th Floor, South tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from November 18, 2019
to December 18, 2019

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Contact

Senior Project Coordinator

Phone number
Office
Ontario Parks - Issues Management, Coordination and Planning Section
Address

300 Water Street
6th Floor, South tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7
Canada

Office phone number