New strate­gic plan for en­vi­ron­ment

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Atthe last Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC meet­ing, held on Fe­bru­ary 18th, lo­cal mayoars be­gan re­vis­ing the new Plan d ac­tion en en ironne ent which will run from 2015 to 2020.

The last five year plan con­sisted of 57 ac­tions, grouped un­der six themes: wa­ter, sur­face, un­der­ground and potable; air, cli­mate change; soil, ero­sion and con­tam­i­na­tion; for­est, fauna and for­est en­vi­ron­ment; uses, sep­tic in­stal­la­tions, agri­cul­ture, quar­ries, re­gional park, waste ma­te­ri­als; and nat­u­ral her­itage, land­scapes.

The o ite con­sul­tati e en de elo e ent durable (CCDD) was man­dated by the coun­cil of may­ors to as­sure the fol­low­ing of the 2011-2015 Ac­tion Plan. Lisette Maille, the pres­i­dent of the CCDD and the mayor of Austin is sat­is­fied with the work that was ac­com­plished: “Ini­tia­tives have been put in place for each of the 57 ac­tions in the plan. I’m think­ing for ex­am­ple of the sam­ple pro­gram of trib­u­taries that was started in 1998 and bet­ter equips mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to pro­tect their wa­ter. Year af­ter year, the re­port is pos­i­tive. It’s thanks in large part to the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, MRC com­mit­tees, dif­fer­ent as­so­ci­a­tions who work to pro­tect our en­vi­ron­ment, COGESAF and the Que­becVer­mont com­mit­tee. With­out them, it would have been im­pos­si­ble to carry out many of the ac­tions in the plan.”

The process to re­vise the new five-year plan be­gan with a work­shop on the im­por­tant prin­ci­ples of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and their ap­pli­ca­tions. The public will be in­vited to con­trib­ute to th­ese steps dur­ing the spring, mostly on the web­site of the MRC. If you’d like more in­for­ma­tion about this process you can sub­scribe to the MRC’s info-let­ter by vis­it­ing their web­site.

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