Planting in La Mauricie National Park to Start this Fall as Part of Canada’s Two Billion Trees Commitment

News release

Taking care of Canada’s forests and protected places plays a key role in the fight against climate change.

July 15, 2021                Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Quebec           Parks Canada Agency

To clean the air, fight climate change, make our communities more resilient and protect biodiversity, Parks Canada is mobilizing to plant 150,000 trees in 2021 in 18 national parks from coast to coast to coast.

Today, François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain and Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, along with Geneviève Caron, Parks Canada’s Field Unit Superintendent for La Mauricie and Western Quebec, announced that close to 1,000 trees will be planted in La Mauricie National Park and in some national historic sites in Western Quebec this year. This tree planting will help restore white pines and enhance day use areas for the enjoyment of visitors.

These trees will be planted as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to plant two billion trees, which is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 12 megatonnes annually by 2050, as well as create up to 4,300 jobs.

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The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain François-Philippe Champagne, visits La Mauricie National Park along with Parks Canada’s Field Unit Superintendent for La Mauricie and Western Quebec, Geneviève Caron, to support the tree planting efforts as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to planting two billion trees. © Parks Canada

Quotes

“Natural solutions in response to climate change, such as tree planting, are critical to the creation of good green jobs and play a significant role in achieving carbon neutrality. This project will allow us to have a positive impact on climate change while protecting natural environments, including the magnificent treasure that is La Mauricie National Park.” –

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne,
Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain and Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  

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Contacts

Moira Kelly
Press Secretary    
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
819-271-6218
moira.kelly@canada.ca


Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
855-862-1812
pc.medias-media.pc@canada.ca

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