Come and participate in the Corvée mountain clean-up on Sunday, May 5!

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Photo: Emmy Zemme

“Conserving the biodiversity of the mountain by greening and connectivity initiatives”

Sunday, May 5

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This Sunday, you are invited to participate in the environmental activities of the 22nd edition of the Corvée mountain clean-up featuring the theme, “Conserving the biodiversity of the mountain by greening and connectivity initiatives.”

This festive, community event allows Montrealers to take part in the greening of Mount Royal while learning more about inspiring projects aimed at maintaining urban biodiversity.

This year, 500 indigenous trees and shrubs will be planted in the new Parc du 3e sommet. The STM is generously providing transportation for tree planters from the Chalet du Mont-Royal to the northern flank of the mountain.

In Mount Royal Park, litter and recyclable matter will be collected in the underbrush and open green spaces. Common Buckthorn, an exotic invasive shrub, will be cut down to allow for the planting of indigenous species. Previous tree plantings since 2008 will be evaluated to determine health and growth conditions.

Photos: Tzara Maud

Spend the day with us! Following the morning activities, a lunch will be offered to clean-up participants at the Chalet du Mont-Royal. All park visitors will be able to discover various greening projects conducted by organizations such as:
On the lookout, musicians from Les étoiles du métro: Bertrand, Mamadou & kanewaraba and Street Meat will keep the fun goingn until 3 p.m. Finally, the whole family will be able to discover Québec’s live insects with AnimaNature.
See you there!
Instructions for participants:
Les amis de la montagne adhere to the principles of eco-responsible event management and put a number of measures in effect to minimize the impact of this activtity on the environment. We invite you to do your part by bringing your own reusable water bottle, sorting your residual materials on-site and using public transportation: Metro Mont-Royal, bus 11; or Metro Côte-des-Neiges, bus 165 and 11.
Check the page of the event on our website.
The Corvée du Mont-Royal launches May 2013: Mount Royal Month, organized in partnership by Les amis de la montagne and the Ville de Montréal, thanks to the generosity of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Resolute Forest Products. The activities are also made possible thanks to the support of Silver partner, the STM; Bronze partners, Fontaine Santé and C4; Media partners, Rouge 107,3 FM, CJAD 800 AM and La Presse, numerous institutions of Mount Royal, many collaborators and volunteers.

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