Save the Deschênes Forest !

The City Council voted on July 7 to stop the sale of a parcel of land at the corner of Fraser Street and Lucerne Boulevard which harbours a heritage forest.  The Association was actively involved in initiatives to ensure the conservation of this forest.

A “Save the Fraser-Lucerne Forest” Facebook group has been very active and currently has 1200+ members.  Many citizens wrote to City Councillors to ask that this forest be kept as part of the City’s heritage.

You will find here a document summarising the ecological, cultural and human value of the Deschênes Forest (in French with detailed English summary), a video and a slide presentation showing the beauty of the forest.

Your Association will always fight for protection of Deschêne’s green spaces.  Our vision is to see a Deschênes nature park including all the green spaces between Deschênes rapids and Fraser Street.

Shoreline cleaning chore

When in Dechênes this June, bring your bag and gloves when you go out for a walk along the riverside.  You can pick up broken glass or other waste and bring them back to your home’s trash can.

Don’t overdo it, keep it light, fun and frequent.

A walk + bag and gloves + trash to pick up + your trash can