The Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement helps to improve the environment and preserve Québec’s natural heritage. It supports the protection and enhancement of natural environments by non-profit organizations, municipalities, regional county municipalities and band councils. Since its inception, in 2001, it has contributed $14 million to 256 projects worth a total of $46 million.

Activities in 2016

  • We helped develop and signpost an 8.7-km section of the Sentier des embruns in Baie-Comeau as part of an initiative to preserve wetlands and salt marshes vulnerable to trampling. Interpretive panels and wildlife development also point up the boreal forest and St. Lawrence coastal ecosystems. Financial support provided: $42,400.
  • We helped develop the Terra-Cotta Natural Park, a large forested area on the Island of Montréal that features 200 year old trees. The initiative aims to reduce pressure on the forest ecosystem, maintain biodiversity in the park and inform visitors about the site’s natural resources and respectful behaviour. Financial support: $93,000.
Terra-Cotta Nature Reserve, Pointe-Claire: Nature-Action Québec
Commitments – Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement
  2013 2014 2015 2016
Projects supported (number) 16 12 16 18
Projects supported (number) 7 7 9 9
Amount granted ($K) 760 393 964 971

Funding by the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement varies annually depending on the number, quality and scope of the projects received.

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