Distribution of free trees by MCI
Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (MCI) will be distributing, for free, more than 2.400 trees in Austin, Magog and Stanstead Township, continuing its reforesting efforts in the Lake Memphremagog watershed, which is an immense water reservoir providing drinking water to 170,000 residents.
This is the eighth year that MCI has organized a tree distribution in three municipalities of the watershed of Lake Memphremagog, to promote the importance of forests in this important ecosystem. MCI is doing this in support of its Conservation Program aimed at natural landscapes in the watershed. By distributing trees, MCI is encouraging people to reforest their land, to preserve existing forest cover and generally to emphasize the importance of trees and forests. In fact, protecting forests achieves a number of objectives: habitat protection, protection of natural landscapes, soil conservation, maintenance of biodiversity, climate regulation, carbon sequestration, and, of priority importance to MCI, maintenance of the quality of the water of Lake Memphremagog by improving the filtration of pollutants and preventing shoreline erosion and the transport of sediments into the lake.
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