Cherry River interpretation centre inaugurated
In Magog on Monday, the Marais-de-la-Riviereaux-Cerises Interpretation Centre was inaugurated with officials from several levels of government in attendance. Situated in the heart of Magog, the site offers six kilometres of trails that allow visitors to discover the different ecosystems of the marsh, an observation tower, a covered terrace, and elevated walkways. Now added to these infrastructures are a new observation and education centre, inaugurated on Monday, which completes the project. What’s more, the Centre will become an interpretation site that will receive school groups, tourists and recreational groups. Its creation will allow the Association du Maraisde-la-Riviere-aux-Cerises (LAMRAC) to continue its mission of preserving the marsh, its history, its ecosystems and their roles in the environment as well as promote respect for the environment.
The project was completed after a total investment of $3,516,467. The governments of Quebec and Canada each contributed $1,172,156, and the Association du Maraisde-la-Riviere-aux-Cerises contributed $1,172,155.
“This project will have a positive impact on several points, notably on raising public awareness about the importance of different ecosystems in the Magog environment. It will reinforce the tourist potential of Magog and the Estrie region. Our government is proud to have contributed to this project which gives the City of Magog infrastructures adapted to its reality and focussed on sustainable development,” commented Orford MNA Pierre Reid.
“The construction of the Marais-de-la-Riviereaux-Cerises interpretation centre will contribute to the quality of life of the population of Magog and its visitors, and this, in the context of sustainable development,” said Denis Lebel, the federal Minister of transport, infrastructures and communities and the Minister of Canada’s Economic Development Agency for the regions of Quebec.