The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting, conserving and showcasing mainly the Mille Îles River and its tributaries, with the support of and on behalf of the local community.
In 1998, the Quebec government granted 10 of the islands status as a wildlife reserve, for a total of 26 hectares.
Éco-Nature is a leader in Quebec in terms of applying the concept of integrated and harmonious management of three essential themes that are both its key values and its raison d’être:
- Protecting and conserving natural habitats, in particular by safeguarding natural habitats, primarily those along the Mille Îles River and its tributaries, and acting as a custodian of collective resources and an educator for the community on the subjects of protection and conservation;
- Showcasing and providing access to the river’s treasures, in particular by managing various services: land development, organizing recreational and tourism activities, renting outdoor sports equipment, showcasing its historical heritage, and offering educational, outdoor and ecotourism activities to introduce visitors to the different aspects of the river’s natural habitats;
- Promoting public input and eco-citizenship, in particular through information, awareness, participation and training activities.