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A PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION : Take part in the 24th Mount-Royal Clean-Up on Sunday, May 3 2015!
On Sunday, May 3, Montrealers are invited to partake in the 24th edition of the annual Mountain Clean-Up (Corvée du Mont-Royal), a major nature conservation activity. Organized by Les amis de la montagne in partnership with the Ville de Montréal, this spring tradition marks the start of May 2015: Mount-Royal Month and is supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Year after year, the Corvée brings together some 600 citizens of all ages who, for a full morning, come together to collect litter in the mountain underbrush and monitor previous tree planting. This year again, the Mountain Clean-Up is an opportunity for everyone to make an active contribution to the maintenance and embellishment of Mount Royal, an oasis of greenery located at the heart of Montreal that so enhances our city and our lives.
Individual registration will start on May 3, at 8:45 a.m. in the Mount Royal Chalet. Participants will be assigned to teams supervised by qualified guides, and provided with the required material. Teams will leave starting at 9:30 a.m. A light lunch will be offered to participants in the Mount Royal Chalet around 12:30 p.m. A presentation of birds of prey with UQROP (Quebec Union for the Rehabilitation of Birds of Prey) will take place at 1 p.m. on the stairs of the Chalet. At 2 p.m., the Corvée results will be unveiled during an official ceremony thanking the participants in the Chalet. The Mountain Clean-Up will end with an invitation to attend the first concert of a series entitled Les dimanches en musique au Chalet du Mont-Royal. At 2:15 p.m., Les Muses Chorale, a McGill University women’s choir directed by Xavier Brossard-Ménard, will kick off this free concert series with Salut Printemps ! And last but not least, a guided tour of the Mount Royal Chalet will be offered to those who would like to end the day on a historical note.
Teams and tasks will be assigned to participants based on age and on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to bring their reusable mug or water bottle. Bicycles, dogs and strollers are not allowed on clean-up sites. The use of active or public transportation to reach Mount-Royal is recommended (Mount-Royal metro station, bus 11; Côte-des-Neiges metro station, bus 165 and 11).
Click here to access the STM’s bus 11 Schedule
The Mountain Clean-Up is presented as part of May 2015: Mount Royal Month. Developed by Les amis de la montagne, Mount Royal Month is organised jointly with the Ville de Montréal. The 11th edition of this event is generously supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. It is also supported by the STM (Silver Partner); Fontaine Santé (Bronze partner); and La Presse+, CHOM and CJAD (Medias partners).