Terra-Cotta Natural Park developed for winter activities
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to announce a project to develop the trails in Terra-Cotta Natural Park to allow for winter activities this winter. This project is made possible thanks to a partnership with Nature-Action Québec and a $5,000 grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
“Terra-Cotta Natural Park is an ecologically valuable urban woodland, and it is now accessible to the public for winter activities with low environmental impact. This grant allows us to develop the park in order to improve the safety of its trails and infrastructures while respecting the environment,” stated Mayor Belvedere.
The signs and maps at the park entrances will be updated to show the winter trail network, winter trail markers will be added in order to better define trails, wire fences will be installed to make walkways safer, and tree branches that are cause for concern after periods of freezing rain will be pruned.
The project also aims to encourage residents to participate in winter activities in ways that preserve the ecological integrity of the woodland. One aspect of the project includes a family snowshoe hike for residents to help them discover the biological diversity of the woodland and raise awareness about practicing outdoor sports in a responsible manner. This snowshoe hike will be part of the Winter Ice-Breaker event on January 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
“This project is part of our commitment to improve quality of life and the variety of services offered by the City using an approach that respects wildlife and plants,” said Mayor John Belvedere in conclusion.
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