Offered activities

Now is the time to order your trees and shrubs at a reduced rate for your waterfront gardening projects. A number of shrubs are available, including Balsam Myrtle, Inland Willow, Red-osier Dogwood, Broad-leaved Spirea, White Snowberry, Marsh Rose, Fragrant Bramble, Canadian Elder and Common Juniper. There are also two species of trees intended for reforestation of riparian strips: Tamarack and Red Maple.

Orders and payments must be received via our form HERE, before noon on May 1, by email at or directly at the Town Hall.

The trees and shrubs will be handed over on Saturday 18 May, from 9am to 12pm, during Green Day at the Culture Park.

Riparian buffer strips

In order to preserve the quality of the lake, the municipality undertook last year a program to accompany and assist citizens in achieving the preservation of a riparian protection strip in compliance with the regulations. During the summer of 2022, an inspection was conducted throughout the territory and notices of compliance or non-compliance were issued to all residents. This year, the municipality wishes to assist citizens in achieving a compliant riparian protection strip. Here are the measures put in place to support citizens:

– The conference How to revegetate your shoreline will be given by RAPPEL on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the community hall at 176 Rosedale;

– The MRC is offering low-cost plants adapted to shorelines again this year. You have until Wednesday, May 3rd to complete your order. The plants will be distributed on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Parc Régional du Lac Massawippi (Municipal beach). The form can be found on our website under the tab Events/News and under the tab Annual Shoreline Shrub Sale;
– A planting service is also available for citizens who wish to take advantage of it at the rate of $125 for the planting of about 20 shrubs by the Bleu Massawippi organization (shrubs, mulch and soil not included). This includes a single visit of approximately 2 hours, with two employees and includes the planting and a discussion of needs with the citizen beforehand. The dates for the planting are May 21-22 and September 29-30. To reserve a time slot, send your request to
– Any citizen can also obtain a consultation with the environmental inspector in order to obtain appropriate advice for his situation.

The municipality reminds you that all work in the shoreline, including revegetation, requires a request for a certificate (free for revegetation) and that a delay is necessary for the evaluation of your request.

 For all citizens who have a non-conforming riparian strip, you are invited to participate in the various workshops and programs set up by the municipality and to contact the municipality without delay by e-mail in order to indicate your intentions or your request for work in riparian strips. Please note that all riparian buffers will be inspected at the end of the fall of 2023 and all will have to comply.

For more information on riparian buffers:

Renaturalization Guide (
Directory of recommended vegetation for riparian buffers in Quebec (pdf) (
Search engine for plants recommended for the vegetation of riparian buffers in Quebec (

How to calculate it?

See the diagram by clicking here

For all other requests or questions about the riparian buffer strips, you can contact the Environmental Inspector at 819-212-8941 or 819-838-5006 or by email at

I protect my Lake!

In June this summer, we will begin the third round of inspections of riparian buffer strips throughout the region. This will be the last inspection under the 3-year riparian buffer compliance project, which will begin in 2021. The Municipality has actively supported landowners in their efforts to achieve compliance by offering them conferences, on-site consultations, planting assistance and low-cost shrubs. This year, owners of compliant riparian buffer strips will be able to receive a poster highlighting their efforts to protect the lake. A second type of poster will also be awarded to owners with an exceptional riparian buffer zone, i.e. one that exceeds regulatory expectations. Click HERE to visualize the poster.