By now we are all aware of the efforts in place to save L’ANSE-À-L’ORME in Pierrefonds-West from a major development project that will destroy an area of great ecological importance.
They have a website dedicated to the cause and I encourage you to visit it at the following URL : http://www.sauvons-lal.ca/
I want to bring to your attention an important petition on this site. You, your friends and your family can sign it to help protect L’ANSE-À-L’ORME.
We, the undersigned, request that the City of Montreal and the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro conserve and protect the total area of Rivière à l’Orme Ecoforest Corridor where a proposed residential development to build 6,000 housing units could destroy 185 hectares of natural spaces.
Our natural ecosystems are very important; they allow us to adapt to the negative impacts caused by climate change. Natural areas in proximity to urban centers play a very important role as buffer zones and deserve to be preserved.
Their ecosystems provide many benefits, they prevent local flooding, filter air and water, promote pollination, provide erosion control, climate regulation, supply water and provide recreation areas and tourism services. This development will destroy the ecosystem and its local and unique biodiversity. It will have a negative effect in the quality of life of citizens by bringing more than 10,000 cars and would increase property taxes for all Borough residents who will pay for the construction of this residential development in a non-serviced area.
Please get involved and sign this very important petition. You can go directly to the petition HERE
You can also download and print the petition as a PDF document : Petiton – SAVE L’ANSE-À-L’ORME Once printed you can have your friends, family and neighbors sign it to help SAVE L’ANSE-À-L’ORME.
Once destroyed this fragile ecosystem will be gone forever.