CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up program
Pointe-Claire rewarded for its conservation project for Terra-Cotta Natural Park
Morris Trudeau, mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, is proud to announce that the City of Pointe-Claire has been chosen for the 5th edition of the CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up program and, as such, is receiving a $25,000 grant for its conservation project for Terra-Cotta Natural Park.
“Terra-Cotta Natural Park was created to conserve an urban wooded area with great ecological value and to make it accessible to the public for engaging in recreational activities that have low environmental impact. We are proud to see our initiatives aiming for sustainable and environmentally friendly enhancements being rewarded and noticed,” said Mayor Trudeau.
The CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up program supports and encourages sustainable development through the greening of municipal properties across Canada in order to improve the natural environment and living environment of communities. Pointe-Claire stood out, along with 30 other communities, from among nearly 100 proposals submitted across Canada.
In Pointe-Claire, the project involves restoring a four-hectare urban wooded area by planting 800 trees and 1,600 shrubs by June 2017. The preservation and reclamation of this natural park also involves rehabilitating nearly three kilometres of paths, thereby protecting the wildlife, plant life and natural habitat of a wide variety of birds, reptiles and small mammals.
An awareness program about the need to conserve this natural space is planned, and the City also intends to post interpretation panels along the paths, repair the signs at park entrances, add a dedicated section to the City’s website and provide various educational activities such as theme walks, bird-watching outings or even clean-up bees.
“This project will help improve the quality of life for our entire community,” concluded the mayor.
Source: City of Pointe-Claire
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