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Coalition of Conservationists of the Eastern Townships
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0.05 l. m. of textual records. - 1 artefact: stamp. - 2 maps.
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The Coalition of Conservationists of the Eastern Townships (CCC) began in the late 1970s by Brian Olding, Richard (a.k.a. Crick) Glass, and Alex Bowie and was driven by concerns regarding the water quality of the Massawippi River, which was being contaminated by industries situated along the river, in particular Scott Paper Limited in Lennoxville. A water quality sampling program was undertaken to identify the pollutants present in the Massawippi River. As support and interest in the group’s work continued to grow, it was incorporated the 14 June 1979 as the Coalition pour la Conservation de l’Environnement dans les Cantons Inc. with the objectives of protecting and improving the natural environment for the good of the general public, which was to be achieved through the promotion of scientific research and projects, raising public awareness of environmental concerns, and supporting the creation of laws to protect the environment. The first directors were Richard Côté, Vincent Cuddihy, Stephen Monty, Sonya Nigam, Charles Simpkin, and Ann Tippet. In 1979, the CCC applied for government funding for a project to complete an analysis of the Massawippi River basin but the project was not funded.
Following a decade-long period of inactivity, the members of the CCC voted to dissolve the organization in 1991. The funds remaining following dissolution were donated to the Sentiers Massawippi Trail.
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The fonds contains primary source material on the activities of the Coalition of Conservationists of the Eastern Townships between 1978 and 1991. It consists of administrational documents pertaining the creation and the dissolution of the Coalition, as well as agendas and minutes that convey the board's meetings. There are also documents sent to members, reports on the Coalition's activities, financial documents and public relations documents. The latter documents are maps and informational documents about the Coalition's environmental projects and endeavors. The fonds also contains correspondence between the Coalition, members and the Québec Government., as well as a stamp of the logo of the Coalition.
The fonds consists of the following series: Administration (1979, 1991), Members (1979, 1984), Reports (1991), Financial Documents (1979, 1982) and Public Relations (1978-1979).
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Most of the documents are in English. Some are in French and some are bilingual.