Magog gives $16,000 for water quality
The City of Magog recently gave five grants to local organizations that protect local lakes and rivers. The Association pour la preservation du lac Magog, the Societe de Lac Lovering, Memphremagog Conservation Inc., the Association de protection et d’amenagement du ruisseau Castel and the Club de Chasse et Peche des 4 Loups de Magog will all share the $16,000.
“These grants fall within Magog’s strategic plan, which foresees actions that aim to preserve our natural habitats,” said Magog mayor, Vicki May Hamm. “Helping organizations that work directly on this thanks to their volunteers is for us a way to salute their efforts and help them continue with their projects that benefit the quality of our lake water,” she added.
“We are working in collaboration with water protection associations to put in place concrete actions. The work accomplished by these organizations is crucial for the survival of our waters. We are counting on their work to help apply the new regulations to protect the shores,” commented Elyse Menard, the coordinator of the Environment Department with the city.
Seen at the grant announcement were (l. to r.): Élyse
Ménard, Magog Environment Division; Robert Ranger, Magog municipal councillor; Michel Beerens, Club de Chasse et Pêche des 4 Loups; Lucie Borne, Société de conservation du lac Lovering; Vicki May Hamm, mayor of Magog; Yvon Lamontagne, municipal councillor; Claude Bernier, Memphrémagog Conservation Inc.; Yves Viens, Association pour la protection et l’aménagement du ruisseau Castle; Joanne Sarrasin, Association pour la préservation du lac Magog; and Armand Comeau, Magog General Manager.