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
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
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:
chargé de projets,
450) 464-5672 poste 426.