On 26th March 2018, at St. Maurice la Clouère, the Mayor and the municipal officers, and the ‘Syndicat Mixte des Vallées du Clain Sud’ had the pleasure to welcome the deputy of the department of Vienne, Jean-Michel Clement, the ‘Fédération de Pêche et de Protection des Milieux Aquatiques de la Vienne’, the ‘Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels de Poitou Charente’, the ‘Association de Pêche la Tanche de la Clouère’, and of course the UICN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).

The fifteen or so participants spent some time indoors to discuss together their various involvements with the project - Le Syndicat Mixte des Vallées du Clain Sud, GSM and the UICN, (competition partner). The QLA competition details were explained by Mrs Russier-Decoster from the UICN, and then the focus on the Ménophe project was detailed. A site visit enabled those present to view the work already done: the cutting of several trees to make way for a future spawning area for the pike, and the placing of markers to indicate the perimeters. Following the site visit to the quarry and the river Ménophe inside the quarry, to end the day refreshments were offered by the GSM Enterprise.

A second article for this meeting appeared in the local press.

To be continued...