Third largest river of North America, I stretch 1,197 km from the United States to Canada, passing through the cities of Montreal and Quebec. Besides being a major trade route, I am also a vital source of energy and a home to a large biodiversity. Even though I hold a quarter of the planet’s surface freshwater resources, I suffer from a catastrophic pollution.
I, THE SAINT LAWRENCE
I, the St. Lawrence River, by Lyne Morissette, oceanographer and marine biology researcher
“My shores spread out in giant’s wings. Did they need courage for Cartier’s children to dare to navigate in my powerful currents”.
“It’s important to be aware that the water one throws away is someone else’s drinking water. […] Our drinking water was someone else’s wastewater before.”
Professor Vivianne Yargeau, Director of the Chemical Engineering Department, McGill University.
“The Saint Lawrence is energy: if you’re lacking energy, you go to the river.” – Robert Roy, painter, member of the group “the Painters of the Saint Lawrence”.
Robert Roy, painter, collective member of « les peintres du Saint-Laurent »