BioBlitz in the Larose Forest

Notice of Completion of Environmental Study Report Ottawa Road 174 / Prescott-Russell County Road 17 Class Environmental Assessment

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnershipwith the City of Ottawa have completed the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for improvements to Ottawa Road 174 from the Highway 417 Interchange to Canaan Road and improvements to Prescott-Russell County Road 17 from Canaan Road to Landry Road (County Road 8).

Naturalists and scientists are going on a blitzkrieg hunt in the Larose Forest at the start of June. The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) and the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club are going partners on the Fourth An- nual BioBlitz in the Larose Forest. The June 3 event is a 24-hour exercise during which naturalists and scientists work together to identify as many species as possible living within a particular habitat area.The project goal is to provide up-to-date and detailed information on the existing biodiversity with a section of the forest along with updating the species inventory database for future studies. Experts from the naturalists club, the SouthNation Conservation Authority (SNC), les Mycologues amateurs de l’Outaouais, and Carleton University will scour a section of the forest bordered by St-Félix Road and the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road on the north and south and by Concession 9 and Concession 10 on the east and west sides.The BioBlitz runs from6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Results will go into databases on local plant and animal diversity and help with future land usemanagement planning deci- sions and also dealing with any potential rare or species-at-risk concerns for the Larose Forest. A complete report and results of the event will appear later in the year on the UCPR and Ottawa Field Naturalists Club websites, and the information will also be available through the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Natural Heritage Information Centre (NHIC). Potential volunteers for the bi BioBlitz who have expertise in natural history should contact Manon Besner at mbesner@pres-

This Study was planned under Schedule C project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment . The Recommended Plan includes: • widening OR 174 to 3 lanes in each direction between Highway 417 and Trim Road; • widening OR 174 to 2 lanes in each direction between Trim Road and Canaan Road; • widening CR 17 to 2 lanes in each direction between Canaan Road and Landry Road. The Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and design process and the functional design of the recommended plan. The ESR is available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on Thursday June 2, 2016.

The United Counties of Prescott-Russell 59 Court St., L’Orignal Ottawa City Hall Client Service Centre 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa

Clarence-Rockland Town Hall 1560 Laurier St., Rockland Orléans Client Service Centre 255 Centrum Blvd., Orléans Ottawa University Morisset Hall 65 University Pvt., Ottawa North Gloucester Library 2036 Ogilvie Rd., Gloucester

Clarence-Rockland Library 1525 Du Parc Ave., Clarence-Rockland Cumberland Museum 2490 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland

Carleton University MacOdrum Library 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa Orléans Library 1705 Orléans Blvd., Orléans

Main Public Library 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa Cumberland Library 1599 Tenth Line Rd., Orléans

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change 103-2430 Don Reid Dr., Ottawa

The Executive Summary of the ESR will also be available for download at in both French and English. You can contact the following people for additional information or if you have accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project. Your written comments must be received by one or both of the co-proponents by July 4, 2016. Please direct written comments to:

Marc R. Clermont, P. Eng. Director of Public Works United Counties of Prescott and Russell 59 Court St., P.O. Box 304 L’Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0 Phone: 613-675-4661 ext. 3100 E-mail:

Angela Taylor, P. Eng. Senior Project Engineer

Valerie McGirr, P. Eng. Consultant Project Manager AECOM 302-1150 Morrison Dr. Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8S9 Phone: 613-820-8282 ext. 243 E-mail:

Transportation Planning Branch Planning & Growth Management City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Ave. West Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1 Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 15210 E-mail:

If you have discussed your issues with one or both of the co-proponents and you object to the project, you may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Copies of the Request Form must be sent to: Minister of the Environment and Climate Change 77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 -and- Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Environmental Approvals Branch 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor Toronto, ON M4V 1P5 A copy of the request must be sent to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and/or the City of Ottawa. If there are no requests received by July 4, 2016, the United Counties and the City may proceed to carry out the design and construction of the road improvements as presented in the ESR. Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) , personal information included in a submission to the City of Ottawa and/or the United Counties will not be disclosed to any third parties without having obtained the prior consent of the person to whom the information pertains, except when MFIPPA permits disclosure or other applicable law requires that the City/United Counties disclose the personal information. Direct submissions to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act . Unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person. This Notice was first published on June 2, 2016.

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