Descente de kayak 2022
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Second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal

July 12, 2022

Second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal

On July 23 will be held the second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal. The Parc du canal de Soulanges and the Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (COBAVER-VS), in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC), invite the public to come and paddle along the 7.5 km course with portages, allowing the discovery of the magnificent landscape and architectural ensemble that is Lock 4 of the Soulanges Canal

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022. Postponed to the next day in case of rain.

Cost: Free for participants who own their own boat. Some boats are available upon reservation ($).

Location: launch: chemin Saint-Féréol, Les Cèdres. Parking and departure of the land shuttle : Pointe-des-Cascades.

Difficulty level: Intermediate. Route: 7.5 km, with two portages totaling 600 meters.

Registration: https: //canaldesoulanges.ca/eventer/descente2022

See the Soulanges Canal from a unique perspective

As paddle sports are becoming more and more popular, the Soulanges Canal is becoming an interesting destination for paddlers. A calm waterway, it promises a recreational and contemplative practice that allows you to discover the Soulanges Canal from a new perspective.

The event will also be the occasion to inaugurate a self-sustaining course set up by the Parc du canal de Soulanges, with the docks installed for the event becoming permanent installations in the summer season in order to maximize access to the water in the Park.

Within the framework of Le Mois de l’eau, the COBAVER-VS, partner of the event, sees it as a great opportunity to make citizens aware of water issues. Whether by kayak or paddleboard, throughout the course, the event in the Soulanges Canal will allow you to learn more about the water issues that affect the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. This event is a perfect fit with their efforts to promote accessibility to the region’s waterways.

 

June – Mois de l’eau

Water Month is an initiative that is part of the Plan d’action 2018-2023 de la Stratégie québécoise de l’eau, which deploys concrete measures to protect, use and manage water and aquatic environments in a responsible, integrated and sustainable manner. From May to July, many water-related activities will take place across the province. To discover the complete list of activities and learn more about water: www.moisdeleau.org.

 

About the partners

Parc du canal de Soulanges

Created in 2021 following the signing of historic agreements between the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the ministère des Transports Quebec and the municipalities along the canal, the Parc du canal de Soulanges’ mission is to develop, enhance and animate the canal from the perspectives of heritage, outdoor activities, culture and sustainable development.

Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Founded in 2009, le Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a non-profit watershed organization mandated by the Government of Quebec to develop, update and implement the region’s Plan directeur de l’eau. and ensure consultation, planning and coordination of integrated water management in the territory.

L'Embouchure
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Return of L’Embouchure pointe festive to liven up your summer!

May 3, 2022

Return of L’Embouchure pointe festive to liven up your summer of 2022!

The partners of L’Embouchure confirm that la pointe festive will be back for the 2022 season. The ephemeral installation L’Embouchure will be in operation from July 15 to August 27, Friday to Sunday! Building on the success of 2021, when several thousand visitors visited the site, L’Embouchure will offer a diversified program and will certainly be a must for enjoying the summer in the region.

La pointe festive

This year, seven weeks of fun and discovery are being prepared! The programming and facilities will provide the perfect gathering place for young and old. The plans include: refreshment bar showcasing local products, welcoming terrace, artistic events, family day, intimate musical performances, charity brunch, sporting events, festive DJ evenings and four major shows produced by Groupe Loisir Suroît.

The big shows

Thanks to the participation of Desjardins Vaudreuil-Soulanges, L’Embouchure will stage four evenings of great shows. The series will begin on July 22, at the opening of the Festival nautique, with Kain’s performance. Subsequently, Clodelle & Petitom (July 30), Aswell (August 13) and Clay and friends (August 27) will also be on stage. Information and links to the ticket office can be found on lembouchure.ca. A season pass is on sale for $60 until May 31 (limited quantity)!

L’Embouchure

Located at the western end of the canal de Soulanges, la pointe festive takes place in Thomas-Monro (Coteau-du-Lac) and Louis Stanislas-Pariseau (Les Coteaux) parks. With a colorful look, L’Embouchure offers a relaxed atmosphere and a breathtaking view of Lake Saint-François. The canal de Soulanges park, the City of Coteau-du-Lac and the Municipality of Les Coteaux join forces with Groupe Loisir Suroît, designated representative, for the animation of the site. The initiative enhances and energizes the banks of the canal de Soulanges, in addition to enhancing the recreational, cultural and sports offer for citizens and visitors.

Programming is scalable. Special and thematic animations, performances by local artists and a host of surprises will be added over the weeks. Follow L’Embouchure on Facebook and lnstagram and watch the page www.lembouchure.ca so you don’t miss anything from the 2022 edition!

 

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Job offer! Recreation attendants (seasonal job)

Job offer! Recreation attendants (seasonal)

The Soulanges Canal Park, through Development (DEV) Vaudreuil-Soulanges, is looking for dynamic and autonomous people who will ensure the smooth running of leisure activities in the park for the summer of 2022!

The recreation attendants will be involved in many contexts, including the Soulanges bike path, boat rentals, Zen Saturdays, activities at L’Embouchure and various other projects.

Functions

  • Assist the permanent team in planning projects and events in the park for the summer of 2022;
  • Participate in the implementation of projects, including site development, logistics, maintenance, etc.;
  • Ensure reception, take statistics and photos during activities;
  • Tour the park sectors to check the smooth running of activities, security and cleaning;
  • Interact with visitors and respond to requests for information;
  • Depending on the profile, contribute to communication tools, development projects or other;
  • All other tasks aimed at helping the park team in the accomplishment of its mission.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be under the age of 30;
  • Have experience in the fields of tourism, outdoor activities, culture or community animation;
  • Attention to detail and sensitive to customer experience and security;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: teamwork skills, creativity,
    autonomy, dynamism, versatility, sense of initiative, sense of organization;
  • Want to work outside and be in good physical shape;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux;
  • Bilingualism (an asset).

 

Working conditions

Salary: $17.00 per hour
Schedule : 30 hours / week
Duration: 12 to 15 weeks
Start: Be available on weekends from mid-May. Full time starting mid-June.

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested should send their curriculum vitae, by March 13, 2022, by email to:

Soulanges Canal Park
Email: direction@canaldesoulanges.ca

*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
*Photo credit : L’art de capter par Josiane Farand

 

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Job offer! Animation Development Officer

November 14, 2022

Job offer! Animation Development Officer

The Soulanges Canal Park preserves and enhances the natural and heritage resources of its territory for the benefit of citizens and visitors, by offering a safe environment that encourages the practice of leisure and outdoor activities and the discovery of a variety of experiences. The main attraction of our park is the Soulanges bicycle path, a first class multifunctional network in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

We are currently looking for a dynamic person interested in contributing to this unifying project as a development agent for animation. A stimulating challenge for anyone who is passionate about the outdoors, culture, heritage and development and wants to make a difference in their community!

Join the team!

 

Your mission

  • Plan, coordinate and document the activities and services offered to the public in the Park (cycling and other sports activities, boat rentals, heritage interpretation, cultural, event and educational programming, etc.).
  • Develop collaborative projects with local, regional or national stakeholders in recreation, culture and tourism as well as with local businesses and community organizations.
  • Collect and analyze relevant data, such as bike path and animation traffic, as well as user satisfaction.
  • Contribute to Soulanges Canal Park communications activities (social media, information requests, citizen interactions, website, etc.).
  • Monitor funding programs and coordinate the submission of grant applications in collaboration with senior management and partners.
  • The many other related tasks, aimed at making the channel shine and ensuring the proper development of our organization.

 

Profile required

  • College or university degree (preferred): tourism, recreation, regional development, cultural animation, or any related field.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience (e.g. municipal recreation, park and green space management, outdoor activities, project management, event coordination, etc.).
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner with various municipal, private, government and community partners.
  • Have practical knowledge and a strong interest in the field of outdoor or cultural project management.
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and on time and on budget.
  • Knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges territory (an asset).
  • Very good knowledge of French (oral and written) and good knowledge of English (oral).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Boat card, an asset.
  • Want to contribute to the influence of your community!

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Permanent position, full-time (35 h), with possible seasonal variations.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid workplace: telecommuting, office presence… and outdoors, along the canal!
  • Benefits of the position: contribute to a unifying project, work with a small, dynamic and motivated team, stay in shape, generous benefits after the probation period, continuous training, flexible hours, and much more!

 

Want to chat?

Apply by email at direction@canaldesoulanges.ca with the title “Application: Development Officer – Animation”.

 

Photo credit : Olivier Langevin
*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.

Actualité 2021-07-16 Catherine Lauzon
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Inauguration of L’Embouchure, Pointe festive!

July 16, 2021

Inauguration of L’Embouchure

After announcing at the end of June the development of an ephemeral summer terrace at the western end of the Soulanges canal, the partners of the Embouchure unveiled the program that will energize the riverside site over the coming weeks.

Four themes could bring together the different activities presented:

Zenitude

  • Zen Saturdays: free yoga sessions along the canal, every Saturday, until September 11, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Serenity at the canal, HARP & SUP at sunset: Mondays July 19 and 26, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Possibility to rent a boat.

Musical

  • Meghan Oak: Saturday July 17
  • Galiléo, Orchester symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent, with the three suites of the “ Water Music ”by Handel : Saturday July 24
  • Pete Fortier: Saturday July 31
  • Marie-Pierre Leduc: July 7 (as part of Nautical Weekends)
  • Guillaume Lafond: Friday August 13
  • Jay Scott: Saturday August 21
  • Denis Miron and Virginie Cummins: Friday August 27
  • Laurent Barsalou: Saturday August 28
  • Émile Bilodeau: Friday September 3

Capacity is limited for all shows. Only 250 tickets are online.
To register, visit our calendar !

Nautical

Nautical weekends will be presented on July 24-25, July 31-1 er August as well as August 7 and 8 by the Municipalité des Coteaux and the City of Coteau-du-Lac. Faced with the uncertainty of the directives that awaited the organizers for the summer, the municipalities, which had initiated the Nautical Festival in 2019, decided to burst the event by offering free activities spread over three weekends. Nautical weekends are an opportunity to give the population privileged access to water. Initiation to sailing, towed tube tours (by reservation), floating inflatable games, raft construction, loan of non-motorized boats, waterline demonstration and initiation to slackline, zip line, mini-pedal boats, musical performances on pontoon are only ” an overview of the family offer that will be deployed there. A food truck will also be on site. Details of the program can be found online on the websites of the municipalities concerned.

Regional products

The summer terrace is the perfect place to present the brewers and winegrowers of Coteau-du-Lac and the region. The 5 @ 7 Fridays Discoveries will effectively allow people to discover our flavors. Moreover, the terrace menu offers at all times, among a wider choice, beers from the Brasserie Bois Blanc and the Microbrasserie des Trois-Lacs, spirits from the Distillerie des Trois-Lacs as well as wines from the Pomona vineyard.

July 23: Bois Blancs Brasserie
July 30: Pomone vineyard
August 6: Trois-Lacs microbrewery

About L’Embouchure | The site, which is a magnificent showcase on the Soulanges canal and Lake Saint-François, offers ephemeral furniture and a summer terrace open from Thursday to Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., until September 4. Following a call for projects, the City of Coteau-du-Lac, the Municipalité des Coteaux, the Coteau-du-Lac Recreation Committee and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges have entered into a partnership with the young company Groupe Loisir Suroît to enhance the Thomas-Monro (Coteau-du-Lac) and Louis-Stanislas-Pariseau (Les Coteaux) parks

 

Source: Press release issued on July 16, 2021

Photo credit: Catherine lauzon

Actualité 2021-05-26 Bouge bouge
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Series of running races organized by BougeBouge in Vaudreuil-Soulanges!

 

May 26, 2021

First series of running races organized by BougeBouge in Vaudreuil-Soulanges!

Following the government’s announcement of a deconfinement plan, BougeBouge excitedly announces a first series of running activities in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. BougeBouge therefore offers a program of four running activities spread over a 2-day weekend that will take place in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Saint-Lazare, Notre-Dame-de-Île-Perrot and Rigaud. This project was born out of a desire by cities to encourage the development and maintenance of healthy lifestyles of their citizens, while respecting public health measures.

The DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges organization and the municipalities along the Soulanges Canal are thrilled to be involved in this dynamic project!

BougeBouge is a non-profit organization which aims to promote physical health among adolescents, young families and retirees by organizing sports activities gatherings.

 

Program of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges series

1. Pointe-des-Cascades / Les Cèdres (canal de Soulanges), June 12-13, Parc Saint-Pierre
2. Saint-Lazare, July 10-11, Les Forestiers de Saint-Lazare
3. Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, July 17-18, Boulevard Perrot / Boulevard Saint- Joseph Intersection
4. Rigaud, August 14-15, Chalet de l’Escapade / Parc Chartier-de-Lotbinière

To participate in events: https://www.bougebouge.com/evenements/

To be a volunteer: https://www.bougebouge.com/benevoles/

Source : Series launch press release in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, May 19, 2021

Photo by : Sébastien Dimaulo Team BougeBouge

Actualité 2021-06-22 Olivier Langevin
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A first “paddling event” in the canal on July 10!

June 22, 2021

 

A first paddling event in the Soulanges canal as part of the Mois de l’eau.

The Conseil du bassin versant de la region de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (COBAVER) and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV), in collaboration with the ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC), invite the population to come celebrate Le Mois de l’eau on the Soulanges canal with their small boat.

 

Explore the Soulanges canal in a different way

With nearly 130 years of history, the Soulanges Canal is a regional museum on the water that has played an important role in the development of navigation in Canada. Its contemplation reminds us of the technological prowess of the time.

Mois de l’eau is a great opportunity to reclaim our rivers by navigating them. Whether by kayak, canoe or paddle board, the descent of the Soulanges canal will allow you to discover it differently, while reflecting on the importance of water, its challenges and the ecological services that this resource. provides us.

  • Date: Saturday July 10, 2021. Postponed to the next day in case of rain.
  • Cost: Free. Participants must own and transport their boat. Limited places, registration required.
  • Location: Meeting point and departure point of the land shuttle: Pointe-des-Cascades
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate. Route: 7.5 km from Les Cèdres (chemin Saint-Féréol) to the heart of the village of Pointe-des-Cascades.
  • Duration: between 2 and 4 hours, with two portages on the route (including one of 400 meters).

For details and registration, visit https://canaldesoulanges.ca/eventer/descente-du-canal

Context

In recent years, a non-motorized boat rental kiosk has been located in the heart of Coteau-du-Lac and provides access to a canal basin for amateur paddlers, as well as the most seasoned. It is in this context and by noting the growing enthusiasm for paddle sports in the canal combined with the lack of accessibility to the rivers of the region that the COBAVER and DEV have undertaken to set up an activity allowing to explore several consecutive sections of the canal. 2021 will see the birth of this event, with the stated objective of transforming this activity into an annual meeting for the citizens of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and for visitors.

«Mois de l’eau Water Month is a great opportunity to kick off the event. The loss of public riparian land has reduced accessibility to the region’s bodies of water and rivers in recent years. This association with DEV at the Soulanges canal will increase this accessibility and the population’s contact with nature, as well as with the history of the region ” says Julie Cyr, director of COBAVER-VS.

June – Mois de l’eau

The Mois de l’eau initiative is provided for in the 2018-2023 Action Plan of the Quebec Water Strategy, which deploys concrete measures to protect, use and manage water and aquatic environments responsibly, integrated and sustainable. This year, Mois de l’eauwill be all about stormwater runoff. A diffuse and insidious source of pollution that affects the quantity and quality of water. For more details, visit www.moisdeleau.org or COBAVER-VS paper on the subject.

 

About the partners

Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Founded in 2009, le Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a non-profit watershed organization mandated by the Government of Quebec to develop, update and implement the region’s Water Master Plan. and ensure consultation, planning and coordination of integrated water management in the territory.

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges’s mission is to promote regional economic effervescence and growth. The organization has been involved in the development and enhancement of the Soulanges canal since it was given this mandate by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges in 2017.

 

Photo credit: Olivier Langevin.

 

Actualité 2020-07-14
Activities Biking Environment Events Piste cyclable

Collective clean up chore in honor of Earth Day

 

April 14, 2021

Collective clean up chore for Earth Day

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV) and the municipalities bordering the Soulanges bike path invite citizens to a great collective chore in honor of Earth Day. Earth Day is a great time to get involved for the planet and this collective chore is the perfect way to start the beautiful season.

The chore will be held on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux, Saint-Zotique and Rivière-Beaudette. In order to ensure compliance with sanitary measures and control attendance, registrations are required this year. Those wishing to register are invited to do so at www.canaldesoulanges.ca. On the day of the event, bags and gloves will be provided for those who do not have them. Note that the event is postponed to the next day in the event of bad weather.

 

Sanitary measures

Departures could be done in waves, if the number of participants requires it. Information will be emailed to registrants where applicable. When registering, the names of all group participants must be indicated in the web form. The organizers wish to remind that outdoor activities are authorized in our region provided that the groups do not exceed eight people and that they wear a face covering if they do not come from the same home.

 

About the Soulanges cycling path

Official opening of the bike path is on May 1st. The Soulanges bike path is part of the green route no.5, which links the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region to Ontario and the island of Montreal. The Soulanges bike path is a 36 kilometer multifunctional trail, the first 23 kilometers of which run along the Soulanges Canal, a heritage and recreational infrastructure of prime importance for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region.

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Call for projects for the animation of the western mouth – summer 2021

 

March 23, 2021

Call for projects for the animation of the western mouth of the Soulanges canal – summer 2021

Stretching over 23.5 km, the Soulanges canal has had a major impact on the socio-economic development of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. Today, it represents, for the some 150,000 residents of the region (including 13,000 in the municipalities directly affected by this call for projects), a prominent heritage, cultural and outdoor space. The western mouth of the Soulanges canal is an area that is considered to have high recreational tourism potential given its location and the characteristics of the land that makes it up. The site is shared between two municipalities, in large part by the Thomas-Monro and Louis-Stanislas-Pariseau parks, totaling approximately 20,000 square meters. Although belonging to two separate municipalities, these two parks are contiguous. Located near a village center, at the crossroads of the Soulanges cycle path (200,000 passages in front of the meters in 2020) forming part of the Route verte, they constitute a window on Lake Saint-François (Saint-Laurent river) and are currently little exploited. In addition, many boaters navigate the waters of Lake Saint-François and the western mouth sector is a privileged place for anchoring.

The municipalities of Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux as well as DEV would like to join forces with private projects to animate and enhance the site of the western mouth of the canal for the 2021 season in a collective and original formula.

Investments from regional partners are planned for 2021, in particular:

  • Concerts, events and / or cultural services;
  • Docking of a shuttle for thematic cruises (subject to authorization to set up a dock);
  • Free yoga sessions on Saturday mornings as part of Zen Saturdays at the Canal;
  • Site development by adding furniture and recreational items;

 

Regional organizations and businesses are invited to submit projects to animate and enhance the site this summer. The projects sought may be exclusively commercial (catering or other support service for the tourist industry), nautical, cultural, event or even combine different spheres of activity in order to create synergy.

 

All the info can be found here ➡️ Call for projects – information document

 

Main photo credit: Olivier Langevin

 

Source: Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, Canal de Soulanges project manager

mslebel@developpementvs.com | 450 424-2262, poste 3231

Actualité 2021-03-22 L'Art de capter par Josiane Farand
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Job offer! Animation coordinator – Canal de Soulanges (seasonal)

 

March 22, 2021

Job offer! Animation coordinator (seasonal job)

Since 2018, DEV has had the mandate to animate and enhance the Soulanges canal in the context of the creation of a regional park. Among the activities set up as part of this mandate, we find a non-motorized boat rental kiosk (kayaks and paddle boards) in the village heart of Coteau-du-Lac, Zen Saturdays at the canal, the organization of various one-off events as well as the management of a brand new website to promote activities on the canal.

DEV is looking for a dynamic and autonomous person who will be responsible for coordinating field activities for the 2021 summer season.

 

Functions

  • Assist the project manager in planning activities and events at the canal for the summer of 2021 (communications, promotion, logistics, relations with suppliers and employees, etc.);
  • Prepare the kayak kiosk season and ensure the sound management of activities during the weeks of operation;
  • Manage the reception of participants and suppliers, the taking of statistics and photos, etc. during entertainment (Zen Saturdays, concerts, nautical events, occasional presence at the kayak kiosk, happy hour, etc.);
  • Ensure the complete coordination of certain internal projects (collection of traffic statistics on the cycle path, classification of the website database, etc.);
  • Depending on the individual’s profile, contribute to communication tools related to the channel (newsletter, website, blog, etc.);
  • Where applicable, be responsible for the telephone line or social media dedicated to the Soulanges channel;
  • All other related tasks aimed at assisting DEV in its interventions related to the channel.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Have a good experience in customer service;
  • Have experience in event coordination or project management;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: autonomy, dynamism, interpersonal skills, availability, honesty, versatility, sense of initiative and sense of organization;
  • Bilingualism;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends;
  • Have a good knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region and its tourism industry (an asset);
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car;
  • University students and young people under 30 are welcome to apply.

 

Working conditions

Salary: $ 18 per hour
Schedule: 20 to 30 hours / week, depending on the period
Duration: 16 to 18 weeks (mid-May to mid-September)
Deadline: April 9, 2021

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested must send their curriculum vitae, by April 9, 2021, by email to:

DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges – Soulanges canal project
Animation coordinator position – Soulanges canal
info@canaldesoulanges.ca

 

Main photo credit: The art of capturing by Josiane Farand

Actualité 2020-07-14
Environment Events

ZIP Committee Clean-Up initiative with Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent

September 15th, 2020

ZIP Committee Clean-Up initiative

 

If you visited the west end of the Soulanges canal on September 11, you may have noticed a group of divers, volunteers and committee members from ZIP Haut-Saint-Laurent hard at work. They were all out in support of Semaine du Saint-Laurent, a week celebrating the famous river. ZIP coordinated an effort with multiple partners to clean up the riverbed and bank, in service of the greater goal of restoring the St. Lawrence River eco-system. The initiative was financed by the Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent (FASL) and the Programme maritime pour la biodiversité du Saint-Laurent in collaboration with the Government of Québec.

The clean-up was a great success. More than 50 people gave their time, removing a significant amount of trash from the waterway. We would like to thank the ZIP committee for this wonderful initiative and for their continued efforts to protect our natural environments!

For more information about the ZIP committee and its mission, please visit their website: http://www.ziphsl.org/

 

Photo credit:  Elizabeth Leroux

Source : Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, chef de projet Canal de Soulanges

mslebel@developpementvs.com | 450 424-2262, poste 3231