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Shoreline Stabilization Program – Online public consultation on the protection of Lake Saint-Louis’ public shorelines

The Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) is holding a public consultation until February 17, 2022, regarding the City of Pointe-Claire’s Lake Saint-Louis Shoreline Stabilization Program. The purpose of this program is to enhance the ecological value of the shorelines by protecting them from erosion and exotic invasive species.

Since 2008, the City has rigorously monitored its riparian property in order to plan interventions for shorelines restoration and protection. The 4,236 metres of public shoreline are continuously subject to water level changes, ice and waves, which are largely responsible for shoreline erosion.

Since 2016, various stabilization projects have been carried out, leading to the protection of more than 300 linear metres of public shoreline in the Saint-Jean Boulevard sector, and between Baie-de-Valois and Broadview avenues. To date, these stabilization projects have focused on rockfill and tree planting to control exotic invasive species, while maximizing waterfront views and contributing to wildlife biodiversity.

Over a 10-year horizon, the City is planning various interventions on 2,500 metres of shoreline. The purpose of the MELCC’s public consultation is to inform citizens of the City’s plans for protecting the shoreline and to give them an opportunity to share their opinions or submit a brief. These comments will then be sent to the City.

The summary of the project notice can be viewed here.

To participate in the MELCC’s online public consultation, go to the Québec government website at ree.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/index.asp. The deadline for submitting comments and briefs is February 17,2022.


Information: 514-630-1208, ingenierie@pointe-claire.ca