The blue patrol has been afloat since 2015, travelling from one end of the Massawippi to the other, working hard for the lake and the people. This friendly patrol doesn’t give any infractions, it informs, raises concerns, convinces.
- Raising awareness to a safe and environmentally responsible behavior
- Shoreline surveillance
- Weed bed inventories
- Monitor Blue-green algae
- Lake assistance, information and visit of residents
- Assist municipalities
In 2017, the blue patrol has added another patroller to supply a bigger demand and help with the new projects, especially our new Intelligent Boating program.
The 2017 patrollers :
Christophe Anderson, holder of a technical diploma in bioecology and with only one year left before he receives his bachelors degree in biology, with focus in wildlife ecology (University of Québec in Rimouski). Christophe was with us back in 2015, he was one of the actors of our lake wide weed bed inventory. He is the chief patroller for the 2017 season.
Marie Anne Sylvestre-Loubier, currently studying to get her double masters degree in environmental management and international ecology at University of Sherbrooke. Her dedication and energy will be much appreciated.
Léonie Rouleau, holder of a technical diploma in bioecology which she just obtained, Léonie was also with us back in 2016 and will be a great asset to the team.
With the added Intelligent Boating project, the patrol will be supervised by Corinne Duff-Talbot, environmental technologist, who will also be responsible of awareness activities at the Massawippi Beach, lake user census and visiting residents.