Protection and development of the Magdalen Islands’ natural coastal areas by uprading and improving public recreational infrastructure

The purpose of this large-scale project, which was carried out by the organization Attention FragÎles, was to protect and develop the Magdalen Islands’ natural coastal areas by upgrading and improving public recreational infrastructure. Work was done on 16 sites located throughout the archipelago, all giving access to the coast or to inland bodies of water. It focussed on various types of infrastructure : landscaping to provide public access to the coast (briges, stairs, marked trails and parking spaces); boat launches for small vessels that let the public access inland bodies of water (bays and lagoons); hybrid bicycle and pedestrian trails that encourage people to access and explore coastal environments. The project was done in collaboration with the Comité ZIP des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Société de conservation des Îles-de-la-Madeleine and the Municipality of the Magdalen Islands. It received financial support from Economic Development Canada, the Hydro-Québec Foundation for the Environment, the Caisses populaires Desjardins des Îles and the Communauté maritime des Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
June 23, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) May 07, 2018 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Attention FragÎles
Responsible Party 2
Giroux, Marie-Ève
Attention FragÎles
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Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
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North Bounding Latitude 47.9806584
South Bounding Latitude 46.9241249
East Bounding Longitude -60.8734899
West Bounding Longitude -62.4610937
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Default Locale French
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