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Memphremagog Conservation Inc. fonds
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Vermont nuclear waste dump proposal

The subseries contains primary source information on the proposal by the United States to build a nuclear waste repository in Vermont from 1985 to 1986. Two of the proposed sites were located in Lake Memphremagog's watershed. It consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, reports, resolutions and minutes on the environmental repercussions of a nuclear waste dump and which protest against the placement of a dump in Vermont, as well as maps showing the proposed repository sites.

Memphremagog Conservation Inc. fonds

  • CA ETRC P137
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2001

The fonds contains source material on the organization, operation, activities, and projects of the Memphremagog Conservation Inc. from 1967 to 2001. It consists of minutes, correspondence, committees files, environmental protection projects, press releases, correspondence with other organizations, research reports, newsletters, maps, audio tapes, audio reels and videos. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1968-1999), Human Resources (1968-1987), Financial Resources (1968-1999), Lake Memphremagog Protection (1967-1997), Public Relations (1968-2001), Research Studies (1968-1997), Membership and Member Services (1983-1990), Maps ([197-?]), Miscellaneous ([1970-?]).

Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (Lake Memphremagog, Que.)

Lake Memphremagog Protection

The series contains primary source information on MCI's strategies and projects dedicated to the environmental protection of Lake Memphremagog as well as surrounding rivers and streams from 1967 to 1997. It consists largely of correspondence, briefs, reports, newspaper articles and photographs. The series is comprised of the following subseries: Waste water installations (1968-1990), Memphremagog houseboat proposal (1985-1990), Bog, marsh and creek preservation (1978-1989), Boat landings (1979-1991), Pesticides and herbicides (1979-1985), Boating regulations (1974-1994), Clean-up operations (1985-1990), Commercial/touristic development and zoning (1969-1991), Lake water levels (1969-1980), Vermont nuclear waste dump proposal (1985-1986), Logging (1980-1983), Solid waste dump site proposal (1982, 1992-1993), Traversée Internationale du Lac Memphrémagog (1979), Youth Patrol (1972-1997), Property inspections (1969-1994), Shoreline regeneration and protection (1978-1991), General governmental correspondence (1967-1994), Water quality (1968-1990), Acid rain (1979-1981), Fitch Bay bridge (1973-1984).

Youth Patrol - Patrouille Jeunesse

The subseries contains primary source information on the activities, funding and employees of the Youth Patrol from 1972 to 1997. Activities of the Youth Patrol included distributing and emptying of garbage barrels around the lake, sewage treatment classification for residential properties, water quality sampling of the lake and streams running into the lake, distributed literature on improving the environmental state of the lake, registered new MCI members and took membership renewals. At the end of each Youth Patrol season, the Youth Patrol leader submitted a report of their activities, comments and recommendations to MCI. In 1980, changed its name to Patrouille MCI Patrol. It consists largely of correspondence, reports, and funding applications. The subseries is comprised of files arranged chronologically by year.

1972

The file contains primary source information on activities of the MCI Youth Patrol in 1972. It consists of correspondence on activities and funding and a report of the patrol's activities for the year. Members of the patrol in 1972 were Graham Taylor, Suzanne Kohl, Robert Potter, and Ronnie Hale.

Fitch Bay bridge

The subseries contains primary source information on the construction of a bridge over the Fitch Bay Narrows from 1973 to 1984. It consists of correspondence and newspaper articles on the construction of a new bridge, the creation of a tourist stop by the Fitch Bay covered bridge and on water levels.

Acid rain

The subseries contains primary source information on acid rain pollution from 1979 to 1981. It consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings on the effects of acid rain, particarly in the context of Lake Memphremagog, as well as invitations to speakers on the subject.

Water quality

The subseries contains primary source information on water quality in Lake Memphremagog from 1968 to 1990. It consists of correspondence on water quality and testing, water quality reports, objectives for improvement, newspaper articles, water quality surveys of brooks and streams in the area and sources of pollution.

International government

The file contains primary source information on the interaction between MCI and Vermont state government regarding water pollution on Lake Memphremagog from 1967 to 1994. It consists largely of correspondence and newspaper articles on the environmental state of Lake Memphremagog, water pollution, and the International Joint Commission.

Provincial government

The file contains primary source information on the interaction between MCI and the Quebec government regarding water pollution in Lake Memphremagog from 1967 to1994. It consists largely of correspondence and briefs on the environmental state of Lake Memphremagog.

Federal government

The file contains primary source information on the interactions between MCI and the federal government regarding Lake Memphremagog from 1968 to about 1986. It consists largely of correspondence on the environmental state of Lake Memphremagog, water pollution, and the International Joint Commission.

General governmental correspondence

The subseries contains primary source information on the relationship between MCI and various government bodies regarding water pollution on Lake Memphremagog from 1967 to 1994. It consists largely of correspondence, briefs and newspaper articles on the environmental state of Lake Memphremagog, water pollution, and the International Joint Commission. The subseries is comprised of the following files: Federal Government (1968-[1986?]), Provincial Government (1967-1994), and International Government (1968-1994).

Berges Neuves project

The file contains primary source information on the Berges Neuves project, which was to clean lake and river shores, from 1985. It consists of correspondence and meeting notes regarding the establishment of the program in the Magog area.

Beaches

The file contains primary source information on the management of public beaches in Magog from 1990 to 1991. It consists of correspondence and a newspaper article on the sanding of the beaches and a public consultation on this subject.

Castle Brook

The file contains primary source information on the Castle Brook shoreline from 1982 to 1990. It consists of correspondence, municipal council motions, an authorisation certificate, a newspaper article, and a lot plan on the stabilisation and regeneration of the shoreline.

Cherry River

The file contains primary source information on the Cherry River shoreline from 1982 to 1987. It consists of a study and correspondence on the regeneration and protection of the shoreline.

Parc Forand, Fitch Bay

The file consists of primary source information on the establishment of a park near the "Naroow's Bridge" in Fitch Bay from 1978 to 1983. It consists of correspondence expressing environmental concerns regarding the establishment and management of the park, reports, newspaper articles, grant applications and a photograph.

General correspondence

The file contains primary source information on the shoreline along Lake Memphremagog from 1979 to 1982. It consists of correspondence on the general state of the shoreline and potential regeneration approaches.

Shoreline regeneration and protection

The subseries contains primary source information on various projects to regenerate and clean-up shorelines along lakes, rivers and brooks in the Lake Memphremagog area from 1978 to 1991. It consists of correspondence, studies, reports, newspaper articles, a lot plan and a photograph. The subseries is comprised of the following files: Shoreline Regneration Program (1980-1983), General Correspondence (1979-1982), Parc Forand-Fitch Bay (1978-1983), Cherry River (1982, 1987), Castle Brook (1982-1990), Beaches (1990-1991), Berge Neuves project (1985).

Shoreline regeneration program

The file contains primary source information on MCI's Shoreline Regeneration Program, also called the Lake Program on Lake Memphremagog from 1980 to 1983. It consists of correspondence describing the program, information on shoreline regeneration and participation applications from property owners.

1994

The file contains primary source information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1994. It consists of correspondence regarding a farm property and pollution in Sargeant's Bay.

1990

The file contains primary source information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1990. It consists of correspondence regarding problems near Castle Brook and Reid Bay.

1993

The file contains primary source information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1993. It consists of correspondence regarding a property and pollution being discharged into the Webster Brook.

1989

The file contains primary source information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1989. It consists of correspondence, a lease agreement and a property plan regarding a dock on the property of Mr. Dupius.

1988

The file contains primary source information on property inspections in the Lake Memphremagog area in 1988. It consists of handouts and correspondence regarding a training course for municipal inspectors, as well as correspondence regarding work being done on the lakeshore.

1987

The file contains primary source information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1987. It consists largely of correspondence on construction around the lake and the Cherry River marsh.

1985

The file contains primary source information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1985. It consists largely of correspondence regarding construction of wharves, boat docks and landings, municipal by-laws, building permits, building and lot plans, and photographs of two properties.

1986

The file contains information on property inspections around Lake Memphremagog in 1986. It consists of a copy of a letter regarding a the request for a permit.

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