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"Green Fund" grants support Lac Gauvreau's environmental efforts

What are "Green Fund" grants?
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The Municipality of La Pêche’s Green Fund supports innovative community projects that, for example, fight climate change, manage waste and protect water. The following grants have been provided to support Lac Gauvreau's environmental efforts.

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Enviro Lac Gauvreau received $24,718 to restore the lake’s ability to filter nutrients (Summer 2023) 
Reversing eutrophication by restoring shorelines, reducing nutrients and E. coli
Funds will help residents of Lac Gauvreau to restore shorelines, reduce nutrient levels that lead to blue-green algae blooms, monitor phosphorous and E. coli levels in the lake, begin a project to re-meander parts of Parent Creek and create wetlands that increase filtration. Our objective is to work together with neighbours, organizations and the municipality to start reversing the eutrophication process using scientific data. 

Enviro Lac Gauvreau received $15,000 to improve the health of the lake (Spring 2021)
Urgent action for the environmental health of Lac Gauvreau, Phase 1
This initiative is a pilot project for other lakes in La Pêche. Activities include education and awareness campaigns, shoreline characterization and restoration to reduce the influx of nutrients, marking and flagging Eurasian watermilfoil areas to reduce proliferation, participation in the water testing program, and seeking out scientific expertise and guidance to ensure projects to improve the environmental health of Lac Gauvreau are viable and effective.

Lac GauvrEAU Secours received $8,470 to evaluate restricting motorized boats (Spring 2020)
Study for Lac Gauvreau recovery
In response to the alarming invasion of Eurasian watermilfoil in the lake, Lac GauvrEAU Secours and the municipality will evaluate measures to restrict the use of motorized watercraft. Organizers will work with various lake users to raise awareness of the environmental issues that may require this intervention.

Enviro Lac Gauvreau received $1,023 for milfoil education (Spring 2020)
Eurasian watermilfoil: beating an invasive species
Enviro Lac Gauvreau received this grant to conduct an information session on Eurasian watermilfoil, led by ABVdes7 in August 2020.

La Pêche Municipality on behalf of ABV des 7 received $2,656 to study the impact of boats on milfoil (Spring 2020)
Effects of boats on the proliferation of invasive species
The Municipality would like to study the impact of boats on Eurasian watermilfoil. The study, conducted by ABV des 7, will describe the process for restricting the use of motorized watercraft and provide an overview of alternative approaches used elsewhere in Québec.