Gift of Charest Is­land to the City of Ma­gog: MCI ap­plauds the ges­ture!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Ma­gog

Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to Ma­gog will soon be able to ben­e­fit from Charest Is­land, sit­u­ated right next to Merry Point, at the en­trance to the Ma­gog River. In fact, this is­land of about 6,000 square me­tres was gifted to the City of Ma­gog by the fam­ily of for­mer Que­bec Pre­mier Jean Charest. MCI sup­ports and ap­plauds this ges­ture!

Ac­cord­ing to Mrs. Gisèle La­casse Benoit, Pres­i­dent of MCI: “This gen­er­ous ges­ture can only ben­e­fit the en­vi­ron­ment of the lake as well as the cit­i­zens of the re­gion, who will be able to en­joy the use of the is­land, which will be trans­formed into a park. It is a plus for the res­i­dents of the re­gion, a plus for the city, a plus for the lake, and, of course, a plus for the en­vi­ron­ment! Bravo!”

MCI works to­wards the pro­tec­tion and con­ser­va­tion of nat­u­ral land­scapes in the Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog wa­ter­shed thanks to the par­tic­i­pa­tion of pri­vate prop­erty own­ers, via eco­log­i­cal gifts, con­ser­va­tion ease­ments, or pri­vate na­ture re­serves, with the ob­jec­tive of pre­serv­ing the nat­u­ral beauty, bio­di­ver­sity and health of the lake. Since 2009, more than 600 hectares have been pro­tected thanks to the work of MCI and its part­ners.

MCI con­grat­u­lates Mayor Vicki May Hamm and her coun­sel­lors for hav­ing ac­cepted this gift, and warmly thank the Charest fam­ily for their most gen­er­ous gift which will ben­e­fit cur­rent and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

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