NCC highlights completed projects in the Pontiac

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De la gauche / from left: Roger Larose (maire /Mayor), Dr Mark Kristmanson, Pat Lusk. À cheval / on horses : Sheila McCrindle, Brian Evenchick.

Cheryl Dolan



De la gauche / from left: Roger Larose (maire /Mayor), Dr Mark Kristmanson, Pat Lusk. À cheval / on horses : Sheila McCrindle, Brian Evenchick.

Cheryl Dolan

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – A good crowd gathered at the Luskville Falls Picnic Area, November 15, for the official inauguration of several projects recently completed around the Luskville Falls Trail.  The work was done by the NCC in collaboration with the Municipality of Pontiac.
Mark Kristmanson, NCC Chief Executive Officer, thanked the municipality and the many community groups that contributed to the rehabilitation of the trails, improving the user experience and protecting the Park’s valued ecosystems.
“I value our collaborative relationship with the NCC in developing concrete projects that enhance the quality of life for residents in the Municipality of Pontiac and contribute to a great experience for visitors to Gatineau Park. I am proud of all the passionate groups in my community that have dedicated time and effort to the realization of these important improvements,” said Pontiac Mayor Roger Larose.
Some of the projects completed were: restoration and improved access to
rock climbing sites on the Eardley Escarpment ($537,000); restoration of the equestrian trail and installation of a bridge over Chartrand Creek ($276,000); rehabilitation of the Luskville Falls Trail, parking lot and interpretive panels ($260,000); and slope stabilization of the Church Hill Picnic Area ($190,000). Together the projects represent a $1.2 million investment from the NCC.
Like the falls and the town of Luskville, the Lusk Lookout is named after
pioneer Joseph Lusk. A plaque paying tribute to this pioneer was presented to Pat Lusk and will be exhibited at the Municipal Office in the future.
Kristmanson also noted the NCC is launching a consultation process for the new Gatineau Park master plan in the coming months. “We have had some
informal conversations with some interesting ideas that should be brought forward to the formal discussions. The master plan will really secure the future for the park,” he concluded.