May 8, 2006

Hydro-Québec Foundation grant supports natural heritage project

SAINT-HUGUES, QUE-Hydro-Québec's Foundation for the Environment has provided $24,750 for improvements to the Seigneurie-de-Ramezay park in Saint-Huges. The grant will be used to develop pedestrian walkways, plant trees, install nesting shelters and create a plant and wildlife interpretive centre in the seven-hectare park. Located in the heart of Quebec's Montérégie region, Seigneurie-de-Ramezay serves to protect a wooded area in which are found pine trees over 100 years old. With the Foundation as its new partner, the park committee says it is close to reaching its financing goal for conserving the park as a natural heritage resource. A newly-launched financing campaign invites individuals and businesses in the region to pledge funds as part of a partnership which will give high visibility to participants in the project. Hydro-Québec's Foundation for the Environment is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to long-term improvement and protection of the province's natural heritage. Between 2001 and 2005, the Foundation has provided some $4.1 million in support of 70 projects in 16 administrative regions in Quebec.

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