The Irish Trout Lake Protection Association (APLTI) raised $12,228 at its last fundraising dinner at the Manoir du Lac William in St-Ferdinand.
Under the honorary presidency of Clermont Tardif, administrator of the Caisse Desjardins du Carrefour des lacs, the event brought together 120 people from several corporations and various organizations.
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Since the birth of APLTI, more than $1 million has been invested in various studies and analyses, as well as various activities on the Becquencourt River (Haute Becquencourt sector). About 50% of this amount comes from APLTI’s efforts and activities. Caisse du Carrefour des lacs is an important financial partner of environmental projects implemented since 2017.
This fourth meeting was also an opportunity to pay tribute to the authors of the paleolimological study on the evolution of the Haut-Béccancourt lakes carried out between June 2017 and May 2022 by Olivier Jacques and Reinhard Peinitz of Laval University. to the funding of several partners from the RCMs of Appalaches and L’Érable.
In their final report, the co-authors strongly encourage local, regional, and governmental stakeholders to sustain efforts to protect and restore lakes in the Becancour River basin. “The environmental problems affecting the aquatic ecosystems in the Thetford Mines region have been neglected and understudied for a long time. Any improvement in their condition will benefit the entire region,” said Olivier Jacques.
André Bélanger, General Manager of the Rivières Foundation, served as a speaker for the evening.
A canvas by painter Marie-Claude Bouchard, valued at $1,025, was won by Louis Rouleau of Thetford Mines. In total, more than $6,000 in prizes were distributed among the guests.
In June 2017, APLTI had already announced four editions of its benefit dinner to fund its participation in the Paleolimological Study Project of the Lakes of the Becancour River Basin. “A number of commitments from the provincial government allow us to anticipate some significant funding for the Becancour River and its tributaries,” said APLTI President Regine Vezina.
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