Conservation of Fish Habitat in Cornwall Area

Raisin Region Conservation Authority receives $26,000 grant from DFO

November 4, 2014

Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) planted a tree today at Gray's Creek Conservation Area along with RRCA General Manager Roger Houde, City of Cornwall Division Manager of Parks.

CORNWALL, ON - The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) will receive up to $26,410 from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP). The money will go towards shoreline restoration projects which will increase the quantity and quality of riparian habitat along the St. Lawrence River. This will greatly enhance fish habitat and benefit a variety of species including Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Muskellunge and Bass.

“We appreciate the support of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This grant allows us to continue with our shoreline restoration work to enhance fish habitat and provide for a healthier diverse fish community,” comments Roger Houde, Raisin Region Conservation Authority General Manager.

About the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program

The RFCPP was created as part of the National Conservation Plan to restore Canada’s waterways and to ensure sustainability and ongoing productivity of our recreational fisheries. Given its success in ensuring a more coordinated approach to conservation efforts across the country, and high demand, the Government of Canada increased the investment in the Economic Action Plan 2014 to a total of $25 million.

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook: or Twitter:

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Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Ph: 613-938-3611 ext. 237

Eric Duncan 
Office of Guy Lauzon