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$4.5 million to improve the St. Lawrence River’s ecosystems

October 8, 2021

Quebec’s Transport Minister Chantal Rouleau has announced $ 4.5 million in financial assistance to Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent (FASL) for the 2020-2023 period. The announcement was made Oct. 7 during FASL’s Recognition Evening. The funding will help the FASL to pursue its projects to restore, conserve and enhance the St. Lawrence River and its main tributaries.

The FASL also released its annual report, which highlights the 30 projects selected by its Maritime Biodiversity Program and its Maritime Tributaries Program in 2020-2021. The projects are valued at more than $1.7 million in total and highlight the collaboration and cost sharing among maritime industry’s stakeholders, the FASL, and teams such as the Stratégies Saint-Laurent in providing essential fieldwork.

“The Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent is proving to be a reliable and committed partner in realizing the broad responsible vision that we favour for the future of the St. Lawrence and its Gulf,” Rouleau said. “The projects funded by its two programs are an excellent illustration of our government’s maritime vision, that of making the river an efficient economic corridor that respects ecosystems and communities.”

View FASL’s full report (in French).