SHORELINE RESTORATION IN VARENNES AND VERCHÈRES

BELOEIL, QC, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Nature-Action Québec will proceed, over the summer months, in a shoreline restoration project in Varennes and Verchères. The work consists in the plantation of trees and shrubs the St. Lawrence River in order to reduce erosion and runoff.

Nature-Action Québec (NAQ), a non-profit organization with its head office in Beloeil, has a mission to guide people and organizations toward better environmental practices. Promoter of many natural environment restoration projects, Nature-Action Québec has been a recognized conservation organisation for 25years.

The Commune and des Pionniers parks, situated on the shores of the St-Lawrence River, are found in the cities of Varennes and Verchères, respectively. These urban parks consist in large grassy fields, and are considered artificialized shores for the River. Important erosion and runoff can be observed in these parks.

The fieldwork, which will take place in May and June of 2011, will re-establish natural indigenous vegetation on the shores of the St-Lawrence River. The plantations will keep the views of the river for both park users and nearby residents. The work will help to reduce erosion and runoff while offering new quality habitat for many bird species.

Volunteer plantation days will take place during the fieldwork in order to allow local residents to take back these typical River shorelines. Furthermore, bird observation days will help to expose the population to the reality of local faunae. For further information, contact Alexandre Joly, Project manager, at 450-464-5672 ext. 426.

The work, promoted by Nature-Action Québec, is undertaken with the financial assistance of Sustain Our Great Lakes, a bi-national, public-partnership that supports habitat restoration throughout the Great Lakes basin. This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of the Environment. The cities of Varennes and Verchères will also participate to the work on their respective territories.

SOURCE Nature-Action Québec

For further information:

Alexandre Joly, 
chargé de projets,
Nature-Action Québec
450) 464-5672 poste 426.

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