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OBV SCABRIC is ready for another season on the Chateauguay River

The Société de conservation et d’aménagement du basin de la rivière Chateauguay (OBV SCABRIC) launched its summer season on June 14 with some big news: the Chateauguay River is now part of the Route Bleue ecotourism and paddling network.

The SCABRIC made this news official at a separate press conference on June 21, the same day the organization opened its rental season for kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and bicycles in Sainte-Martine. Also new this year is an online reservation system for outdoor enthusiasts to reserve equipment.

The organization is also planning a summer filled with water-based activities, including the annual Grand Splash on July 6, bike-kayak weekend outings, training sessions, guided tours, and many other group activities. Yoga fans will be pleased to learn a continued collaboration with the municipality of Sainte-Martine will allow the organization to once again offer paddleboard sessions between July 3 and August 21.


Geneviève Audet the director of the OBV SCABRIC launched the watershed management organizations summer season on June 14 in the presence of Rodolphe Demers the political attaché for Salaberry Suroît MP Claude DeBellefeuille La Prairie MP Alain Therrien Sara da Cruz of the MRC de Beauharnois Salaberry SCABRIC team members Christophe Gravel and Marie Claudette Lapointe and Joanne Bélisle of the CDC des Jardins de Napierville PHOTO Sarah Rennie


The SCABRIC receives funding for all these initiatives through the Fonds Régions et Ruralité, which is managed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Ministère des Affaires municipals et de l’Habitation. Such activities are also included as part of the Plan d’action 2018-2023 de la Stratégie québécoise de l’eau, which outlines concrete measures to protect, use, and manage water and aquatic environments in a responsible, integrated, and sustainable manner.

The complete calendar of activities is available online at (SR)

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