Malbaie Salt Marsh, that spread over 10 square kilometres, is one of the largest intact natural lagoons in Quebec. A salt marsh is a body of water separated from the sea by a spit (a thin strip of sand or gravel). This spit protects the salt marsh’s fragile natural environnement from the turbulent waters of Gulf of St-Lawrence. Vegetation that grows there, including American beachgrass, ensures the spit’s stability.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)