Projects Supported by the Foundation
The videos take you to the locations of projects funded by the Foundation to show you outstanding natural environments and the enthusiastic representatives of the organizations that are working to protect them.
Why protect natural environments? Who should do it? How? What is the role of the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement in all this?
In these heavily frequented wetlands, users, wildlife and plants cohabit in greater harmony. This is the result of initiatives by the Club des ornithologues de la Gaspésie and Nature Conservancy Canada, with the Foundation's assistance.
With support from the Foundation, the Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l'Estuaire has increased public awareness of this rich coastal ecosystem—located right in the city of Rimouski—which is so important for migrating waterfowl.
This prominent wetland area in the Saguenay fjord was covered with sediment by the catastrophic Saguenay flooding of 1996. With help from the Foundation, the Musée du Fjord and the Comité ZIP Saguenay have taken steps to speed up vegetation regeneration and make the public more aware of the wetlands' ecological wealth.
Is it possible to reconcile public use and conservation? At Mont Saint-Grégoire, CIME Haut-Richelieu, with the Foundation's help, dealt with this challenge.
Citizens banded together to stop real-estate development and preserve the Saint-Lazare bog. The municipality acquired the property and opened it to the public, with the Foundation's assistance.
This is the largest nature reserve east of Saskatchewan. The Appalachian Corridor (ACA) organization is using the Foundation's support to facilitate public use of the reserve without compromising conservation. A new way to see the Sutton Mountains…
In Irlande, Québec, there is a gravel pit known to be the area's most important egg-laying site for common snapping turtles. The municipality and Verte Irlande acquired the land, with a grant from the Foundation.
The borough of Saint-Laurent encompasses one of the last swamp forests remaining on the Island of Montréal. This virtual tour of the park is guided by the Comité Écologique du Grand Montréal, which takes care of the site with funding from the Foundation.