Annual Report 2016

The Foundation is accomplishing Hydro-Québec's desire to improve and protect Québec's environment by funding community initiatives for the restoration, long-term protection and enhancement of natural areas.

Over the past 16 years, the Foundation has granted upwards of $14 million to 256 different initiatives, generating total spinoffs of more than $46 million. The projects supported were in all of Québec's regions and were undertaken through the staunch dedication to environmental protection of 140 organizations.

The Foundation financed 18 projects in 2016 for a total investment of $971,480. They concern lands, forests, rivers and wetlands in nine of Québec's administrative regions. This report bears witness to the energy and determination of our partner organizations, to their involvement with local communities and their commitment to environmental accountability. We are honored to support some of their achievements and privileged and proud to share them with you in this report.

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Project videos (in French)

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.

The Foundation

Why protect natural environments? Who should do it? How? What is the role of the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement in all this?

Baie de Rimouski

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.

Mont Saint-Grégoire

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.

Green Mountains Nature Reserve, Appalachian Corridor

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…

Parc Marcel-Laurin

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.