Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (MCI) and the municipality of Stanstead Township are working together to host a conference, “Fitch Bay and its watershed, a sensitive area in need of protection!” and a public consultation regarding the boating practices around the bay on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stanstead Township town hall.
Speakers Ariane Orijkh, Healthy Fitch Bay project coordinator and MCI general manager, and Pierre Simard, environmental inspector for the municipality, will discuss MCI and the Township’s initiatives to ensure the bay and its watershed’s health as well as the future actions needed to preserve the natural landscape and improve water quality. Later, there will be an overview of the steps taken with Transport Canada, and attendees are invited to share their comments, ideas, and vision for the future of Fitch Bay.
“We’ve conducted many studies and done lots of work around the Memphrémagog,” remarked MCI president Robert Benoit. “We’ve even removed some invasive aquatic plants and we’re working closely with the federal government to see what we can do about boating policies. MCI has invested a lot in Fitch Bay.”