Chateauguay Watershed Management Agency
la Société de conservation et d'aménagement du bassin
de la rivière Châteauguay, is a multidisciplinary board working
to improve the water quality of the Chateauguay River and its tributaries.
serve as a volunteer director along with others including industrial executives,
farmers, school teachers, ecologists, and municipal officials. Although
our personal interests vary widely, we work toward the common objective
of cleaning up the river.
organization has published a map of the Quebec portion of the watershed
and has installed wharves to fascilitate kayaking and canoeing. Ecotourism
is seen as a means of getting people to appreciate the river and create
a desire to protect it.
the years, SCABRIC has served to educate the public on vital issues relating
to flooding, fish kills, groundwater extraction, toxic waste and soil conservation
on farms. In collaboration with the Chateauguay River Rehabilitation Committee,
we have conducted major tree planting and fish stocking projects between
the USA border and the city of Chateauguay, Québec.
annual meeting unites over partners from Canada and the US and has brought
noted speakers to the area. Former Quebec Envrionment Minister David Cliche
addressed the meeting to present their 15-year water quality study on the
and rural communities
copyright by Phil Norton