Quebec gives $ 14 million for the conservation of the lake Saint-Pierre

News 16 March, 2018

    QMI agency

    Friday, 16 march 2018, 16:17

    Friday, 16 march 2018, 16:17

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    THREE-RIVERS – The Quebec government is investing $ 14 million for the conservation and protection of the lake Saint-Pierre, located in the axis of the St. Lawrence river between Sorel-Tracy and Trois-Rivières.

    The government support consists of two components, one can read in a press release, which is the implementation of”a programme intended for actors of the community who wish to pursue conservation or restoration of biodiversity and water quality of the lake […] in order to allow a better cohabitation between the various actors”. This component will be administered by the Fondation de la faune du Québec.

    The other component “is intended to define and promote a sustainable agriculture that is compatible with the ecosystem of lake Saint-Pierre”. “It will be implemented shortly by the creation of a centre of multidisciplinary expertise co-ordinate a research program on crops and sustainable agricultural practices and adapted to the specific conditions of the environment.”

    This second component will bring together world partners in agricultural and wildlife as well as the environment of the research university “in the implementation of pilot projects and projects of research and experimentation that will lead this area of expertise.”

    “Long and 32 kilometres wide and 14 kilometres, the lake Saint-Pierre is the last fresh water basin of the St. Lawrence river before the ocean”, indicated Friday the various ministers, members of parliament and stakeholders who participated in the announcement, adding that it”has been recognized as a wetland of international importance in 1998 by the Ramsar Convention. In 2000, UNESCO designated a biosphere reserve”.