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Revegetation of riparian strips

As part of its growing concern about protecting the environment and to comply with the Environment Quality Act (EQA) of the Québec government, the City of Pointe-Claire will apply the shorelines naturalization rules this summer.

This eco-responsible shift, which has become unavoidable, will result in changes in the maintenance of all public land along waterways. Consequently, there will be no cutting of grass ten meters from the edge of the water. However, at the various places where benches are located near the shore, the facilities will allow access and maintain a view of the water.

The benefits of this vegetation belt are numerous from an environmental point of view. They aim to:

  • Stabilize the banks to prevent soil erosion.
  • Limit the warming of the water by creating a sunscreen.
  • Use vegetation as a filter against pollutants.
  • Conserve biodiversity by providing habitats, food and shelter for wildlife.
  • Decrease the presence of pests on the banks.
  • Slow down the aging process of lakes and rivers.
  • Act as a natural shelter to protect crops and homes.

The City of Pointe-Claire is proud to adopt eco-responsible actions and contribute to the protection of the environment. The future depends on what you do today.