Juillet: L'Ecomuseum de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue inaugure sa toute nouvelle volière pour accueillir une dizaine d'espèces différentes de hérons, d'oies et de canards.
The Trottier Family Foundation donated $2.5 million towards the Ecomuseum Zoo's 2013-17 capital campaign, zoo officials announced last Thursday that the donation is the largest in its history.
"The Trottier family's exceptional gift represents a monumental step in the pursuit of large-scale projects that are essential to the Ecomuseum Zoo. Through their donation, the Trottier family provides strong support for environmental education and conservation in their community and throughout Quebec," said David Rodrigue, executive director of the zoo, in a released statement.
The goal of the Ecomuseum Zoo's 2013-2017 campaign is to raise $7 million for the completion of many projects, including the modernization of the centre for animal care, the extension and modernization of the River Otter habitat, and the development of habitats to house new species such as the Eastern Cougar, among other initiatives at the Ste. Anne de Bellevue institution.
"Our family foundation is pleased to contribute to the development plan of our local zoo. The Ecomuseum Zoo's competencies in animal care are undeniable, as is its desire to preserve Quebec's biodiversity. We turned toward the Ecomuseum Zoo in order to contribute to its environmental education objectives, fundamental to its visitors of all ages. The Ecomuseum Zoo greatly deserves the community's support," said Louise Trottier.
The zoo offers the public a glimpse into the lives of more than 115 species native to the St. Lawrence Valley. For more information regarding the Ecomuseum Zoo, visit www.ecomuseum.ca.