Decommission Small Arms Range Target and Remediation of Contaminated Soils - Stony Point (Former Camp Ipperwash), Ontario

Canada is committed to the timely and successful clearance and remediation of the Stony Point land in accordance with the Ipperwash Final Settlement Agreement between the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada. As per the Final Settlement Agreement, the Department of National Defence (DND) will conduct clearance and remediation activities to prevent, minimize and mitigate risks to human health, safety and the environment for the express purpose of making the land available for the use and benefit of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation (KSPFN).

Although the Final Settlement Agreement requires all clearance and remediation activities to be conducted in accordance with the Clearance and Remediation Plan, there are interim activities that need to be completed to reduce health and safety risks and prepare the site for clean-up.

This project activity includes removal of soils from the small arms range target berm and the pistol berm impacted by hazardous concentrations of lead. Hazardous and contaminated soils within the berms will be excavated, transported, and disposed of to the appropriate licensed facilities to decommission the target backstop berm and pistol berm. Ex-situ soil mixing with phosphate to stabilize lead concentrations in soil may be deployed in smaller volumes as required.


Latest update

March 17, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 26, 2024
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 6, 2024


Adriana Peisajovich
Department of National Defence
Adriana Peisajovich, Senior Project Manager, Directorate of Contaminated Sites
Directorate of Contaminated Sites
1554 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7M4

  • Location

    • Stony Point (Former Camp Ipperwash) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Defense and Security
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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