More than $8,700 in funding from the Government of Canada has helped restore shoreline assets at Camp Richelieu
SAINT-PASCAL, QC, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Saint-Pascal families can enjoy improved, safer shoreline assets at Camp Richelieu thanks to $8,750 in funding from the Government of Canada.
The investment was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), on the occasion of the inauguration of shoreline protection facilities on the Kamouraska River, at Camp Richelieu.
The financial contribution helped the Organisme de bassins versants de Kamouraska, L'Islet et Rivière-du-Loup (OBAKIR) [website in French only] to restore 30 metres of shoreline, build two wooden platforms and use innovative plant engineering techniques (native plants). Interpretive panels were also installed to raise awareness among those who use the site.
The rehabilitation of this river access will stabilize the river banks and correct erosion problems, while improving the safety of the premises for people who enjoy the shoreline at Camp Richelieu.
The investment was granted through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300 million fund that was established to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary through investments in community spaces that bring Canadians together.
"This investment is part of a community construction project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. There is no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together—the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That is how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED
"This summer, Camp Richelieu's grounds were improved in many ways through financial support from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The river banks, which had become dangerous, were replanted to prevent erosion. In addition, we now have new access facilities to the Kamouraska River, allowing people to connect with nature. We want the community to feel at home here and enjoy the new facilities because this place is truly magical."
Véronique Dumouchel, Director General, OBAKIR
- Since its creation in 2015, CIP150 has invested nearly $61M in more than 470 projects contributing to the vitality of Quebec's communities.
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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