On Friday, the City of Montreal announced the acquisition of more than 0.75 hectares of green space in the L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève area.
This land, made up of a forested area and wetlands, has high environmental potential, the city said in a press release. “This gesture is another step towards cementing the Grand Parc de l’Ouest,” could we read there as well.
The acquisition of this land for $750,000 plus taxes is another step for the city in its goal of protecting 10% of the Montreal agglomeration’s land. Thus, the city promotes biodiversity conservation and urban forests in order to deal with climate change.
We know, and this has become more and more evident since the beginning of the pandemic, that green spaces bring a range of benefits to society. That is why our administration is giving itself the means to root nature in the city by investing in an ecosystem rich in biodiversity that will benefit all Montreal residents,” said Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee in charge of Major Parks, Mount Royal, Sports and Recreation, Espace pour la vie, Parc Jean-Drapeau and East Montreal, Caroline Bourgeois.
Remember that last December, the City of Montreal acquired another plot of land to expand the Grand Parc de l’Ouest covering nearly 3,000 hectares. It currently houses five natural parks in the west of the island, as stated in the press release.
“It is essential to our management to preserve the last ecosystems of very high ecological value found in developing regions, giving us the right to take precautionary action. It is an essential tool to protect and promote Urban forests and natural environments in Montreal”.
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