Interpretive signs 2021
New interpretive signs were installed in the park on the 19th of May, 2021. These signs teach visitors about the flora, fauna, geology and maple syrup production present in the park. They were developed by the team of volunteers from the Park with the collaboration of numerous others. The design was done by the company Pittoresco. The city of Coaticook and the Municipality of coaticook helped to finance this project.
Collaboration with the CÉGEP de Sherbrooke 2020
Students from the “Techniques de bioécologie” program at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, accompanied by their professor, did a large study, collecting data on the different herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians), flora (trees, bushes and herbaceous plants) as well as small mammals present in the park. This data collection will help us to better develop future projects to best protect and educate visitors about the biodiversity in the region. This was a win-win collaboration for sure, helping the students gain valuable field experience while helping us to collect valuable data!
The Park participated in the “programme de soutien à la mise à niveau et à l’amélioration des sentiers et des sites de pratique d’activités de plein air 2018-2021” (PSSPA) offered by the Québec government in order to refurbish a number of our trails. This project was possible with help from the team at Les Sentiers de L’Estrie, les Aménagement et sentiers vert, and in partnership with the city of Coaticook. The primary objective was to ensure high quality, durable trails for hikers.
Tree Planting 2020
On the 31st of October, 2019, there was a large wind storm that knocked down and damaged numerous trees between trails number 1 and 2. Following this, approximately 90 trees were planted in September of 2020 in order to help restore the forest in this area. This was possible due to donations from Sylva+ and the groupe d’Aménagement Forestier Agricole des Sommets Inc who did both the forestry work and provided the trees.