Conservation and Restoration Projects

Parent Creek Restoration Project

The Parent Creek Project has been started by Enviro-Lac-Gavreau in the municipality of La Pêche and is coordinated by the Conseil Régional de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable de l'Outaouais (CREDDO). The main goal of this project is to restore ecological functions in Parent creek on land that is available, to improve the water quality and resilience to extreme weather events, and improve wildlife habitat along Parent creek and Lac Gauvreau. Restoration will involve the re–meandering of a segment of the creek and wetland recreation. The project has seven physical components and an education and awareness component (component 8), which will require different solutions. ACRE is supporting the coordination of the project and the acquisition of land servitudes for conservation.

Animal mortality on Autoroute 5

Following a conversation with Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité Durable (MTMD), ACRE has installed cameras around a double culvert under Autoroute 5 in the Chelsea Creek Ecological Corridor to better understand animal mortality and behavior in this area. The data will inform future decisions for this wildlife crossing. The modification of the culvert and/or the installation of fencing might be recommended to avoid high animal mortality in this area. We will also be developing a list of specific actions that can be taken to improve wildlife habitats on MTMD's lands in the Chelsea Creek and Larrimac ecological corridors.