16 Feb Over 70 ha protected for biodiversity in Bolton-Est
The conservation groups Conservation des vallons de la Serpentine (CVS) and Appalachian Corridor are pleased to announce the protection in perpetuity of a 70-hectare property in Bolton-Est. This new protected area is the third ecological gift from Ms. Ann Pâquet, and CVS will now be its sole owner. Over the years, Ms. Pâquet developed lasting relationships based on mutual trust with both conservation organizations, which led her to protect a total of 80.6 ha in an area of high ecological value. Ms. Pâquet explains: “all these people have inspired me confidence and over the years I developed a great interest in nature; therefore, I now give 70 hectares to CVS for their protection in perpetuity”. Gilles Gagnon, Vice President, Communications for CVS adds that “it is a great privilege to have worked with Ms. Pâquet over the last ten years to protect the biodiversity of her land and we are most grateful. This new protected area features numerous elements of ecological interest and brings the network of natural areas protected by CVS to 340 ha (850 acres)”.