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Ecological restoration project underway at Parc du Chevalier-Cuivré

Montréal, May 27, 2024 – The Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough has announced that it will begin restoration work on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies at Parc du Chevalier-Cuivré. The project will be overseen by Nature-Action Québec.

 

Parc du Chevalier-Cuivré is a linear park along the Rivière des Prairies. It has started showing signs of erosion, the spread of invasive non-native plants and a lack of diverse vegetation, weakening the natural environment and biodiversity.

 

To address these issues, the main objective of the shoreline restoration project is to rehabilitate the riparian environment, safeguard wildlife habitats and increase public awareness about the benefits of natural environments.

 

Aimed at restoring the environment and protecting wildlife and their habitats, the main goals of the restoration project include:

 

  • Improving and revegetating 2,600 m2 of shoreline by removing invasive species and planting native trees and shrubs to improve the ecological functions of the riparian natural environment
  • Developing a 1,300 m2 flower meadow to enhance habitat diversity and reduce lawn maintenance
  • Installing two nesting boxes for birds (e.g. wood ducks and American kestrels) to enhance breeding habitats for avifauna
  • Organizing a community clean-up (this was carried out on April 20, 2024, by Éco de la Pointe-aux-Prairies) in Parc du Chevalier-Cuivré and installing a zero-waste net to remove residual materials and prevent environmental contamination
  • Installing an interpretive panel to educate and raise awareness about the importance of natural environments for flora, fauna and the community to create a sense of belonging and encourage people to adopt better environmental practices

 

« Restoring the banks of the Rivière des Prairies in Parc du Chevalier-Cuivré is a crucial step toward securing the long-term future of this site. By revitalizing this area, we are investing in the preservation of our local ecosystem and creating a healthy habitat for wildlife. Through this project, our goal is to educate and raise awareness in our community about the importance of natural environments, while encouraging citizens to adopt environmentally-friendly practices for a brighter and more sustainable future, » says the borough’s Mayor, Caroline Bourgeois.

 

This project is being carried out with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Environmental Damages Fund.

 

It has also been made possible by:

 

  • The Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent (FASL) and the Programme Affluents Maritime, coordinated by the Regroupement des organismes de bassins versants du Québec and financially supported by the Quebec government as part of Advantage St. Lawrence, the province’s new maritime vision
  • The financial support of the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough

 

About

 

Nature-Action Québec

Nature-Action Québec (NAQ) is a non-profit organization that helps individuals and organizations develop better environmental practices. To achieve this goal, NAQ undertakes various projects involving key stakeholders such as private owners, businesses, municipalities, community organizations and citizens throughout Quebec.

 

Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent (FASL)

The Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent is a charitable organization dedicated to financially supporting projects that help preserve the ecosystems and biodiversity of the St. Lawrence River and its Gulf. The fund also aims to help maintain and improve the river’s natural character.

 

Advantage Saint-Lawrence

Launched in 2021, Advantage St. Lawrence is the Quebec government’s new maritime vision. It has three main goals: upgrading the St. Lawrence with modern and competitive port infrastructures, ensuring efficient navigation that respects ecosystems along the river and providing promising and sustainable development opportunities to maritime communities. [/vc_column_text]

 

 

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Source and information :

Emilie Forget
Communications Manager
Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough
emilie.forget@montreal.ca