Environmental Review program

Hawkes Company, Peat Mining - Mercil Site Project EAW

Environmental Assessment Worksheet

Public notice of the availability of this EAW is in the May 15, 2017 EQB Monitor. A 30-day public review and comment period is open from May 15, 2017 until 4:30 p.m., June 14, 2017.

The proposed project:

Hawkes Company Inc. is planning to expand its current peat mining activities to a new 299-acre site containing rich fen and upland located approximately 1.5 miles southeast of current operations. Of this 299-acre site, Hawkes Company proposes to mine 198 acres of peat. Peat mined from this site would be used as a soil additive for high-quality turf in sporting arenas and golf courses worldwide.

Send comments:

Written and signed comments on the EAW must be received by Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

By mail:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Attn: Lisa Fay
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025


Send to environmentalrev.dnr@state.mn.us with "Hawkes Peat EAW" in the subject line. Include your name and mailing address.

By fax:

Submit signed comment letters by fax to 651-296-1811.


Please call 651-259-5110.