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Technology Biodiversity and leisure: a plan to promote the lakes of Viry-Grigny

23:00  23 february  2021
23:00  23 february  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Grigny, octobre 2020. Avec près de 100 hectares, c’est l’un des plus grands ensembles de plans d’eau d’Ile-de-France. © LP / Nolwenn Cosson Grigny, October 2020. With nearly 100 hectares, it is one of the largest groups of water bodies in 'Ile-de-France.

This is the first step to be taken. A shared management agreement for the Lakes of Essonne, straddling Viry-Chatillon and Grigny, has just been signed by the mayors of the two municipalities, and the representatives of the two agglomerations to which they belong.

This convention, which will be submitted to the votes of elected officials in the coming weeks, should make it possible to draw up a battle plan to protect and enhance this unique space in Essonne. And thus avoid any risk of new pollution.

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An area for preserving biodiversity

With nearly 100 hectares, it is one of the largest groups of water bodies in Ile-de-France. Referenced in Sensitive Natural Area (ENS), classified as a Type 2 Natural Area of ​​“Ecological, Faunistic and Floristic” Interest (ZNIEFF), and identified as a reservoir of biodiversity in the regional scheme of ecological coherence of Ile-de- France, these lakes fulfill an essential function in terms of preserving biodiversity in Île-de-France.

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"We have shared custody, so we have a shared responsibility. This document will allow us to bring together the right conditions to continue the work already started in this area, ”says Philippe Rio, the mayor (PCF) of Grigny.

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"We want to focus on sustainable development, mainly on the Grigny side, which houses a space dedicated to flora and fauna," indicates Jean-Marie Vilain, the mayor (Les Centristes) of Viry. We also want to develop the fun side, with sailing, water skiing, paddleboarding, not to mention fishermen. We will receive these to reflect together on how we can redefine the places where they are allowed to sin. »

Eight agents at the service of the Lakes

Consideration will also be given to the work to be carried out to improve the progress of walkers, very numerous as soon as the first rays of sun return. The footbridge on the Grigny side, which is very damaged, is already being repaired.

The implementation of this future management plan will be entrusted to the Lakes Unit of the Grand Orly Seine Bièvre agglomeration. Composed of eight agents, it is she who works daily to maintain, preserve and enhance this natural heritage.

“It's a unique space, which should benefit as many people as possible,” concludes Jean-Marie Vilain. It needs to be highlighted. "

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