The municipality of Casselman has received a contribution of $250,000 from GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) to proceed with the construction of a new recreational path and a bird sanctuary.

The project is located along the South Nation River, on Brisson Road. An accessible walking trail and a world-class bird sanctuary with an observatory will be developed to allow citizens and bird watchers to observe, photograph and study many rare or seldom-seen birds native to the river, or newly arrived in the Prescott-Russell region. The trail will also showcase art installations and local authors.

“The community involvement of large companies like GFL is essential to the work we want to do for the citizens of Casselman,’ commented outgoing mayor, Daniel Lafleur. “We sincerely thank them for their contribution and especially for their commitment to our community.”

“With this contribution, GFL solidifies the partnership we have developed with the Casselman community,” said Jean-Philippe Laliberté, General Manager of Landfill Operations and Compliance at GFL. :As a Canadian leader in the management and recovery of residual materials, such a walking trail and bird sanctuary project is perfectly in line with our corporate values with regard to environmental protection.”
Mayor-elect Geneviève Lajoie said she is particularly proud of the development of her community.

“I fully endorse this new collaboration with GFL. We must work together if we want to succeed in protecting our environment and enjoying this beautiful nature that surrounds us. I sincerely thank GFL for its generosity towards Casselman and this wonderful project.”