Corvée du Mont-Royal clean-up, Sunday, May 1st, 2011
2011-04-25

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THE CORVÉE DU MONT-ROYAL CLEAN-UP: Sunday, May 1, 2011


SERVING THE FOREST - FOR A 20TH EDITION!

On Sunday, May 1st, Montrealers are again being invited to participate in the Corvée du Mont-Royal clean-up, an event that provides everyone the opportunity to devote a few hours of their time to sprucing up and beautifying this jewel in the heart of the city.

Photo: Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Organized by Les amis de la montagne for a 20th edition, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal and numerous other partners, the clean-up event has drawn 11,225 members of the community to this vast awareness-raising operation and hands-on activity to help conserve the natural environment of Mont-Royal Park, also creating a springtime tradition for Montreal.

Individual registration is being held between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the Chalet du Mont-Royal near the lookout. Material is provided on site and participants are asked to come dressed for the weather in work clothes and sturdy shoes.

In the morning, in addition to the collection of litter from the underbrush, 470 indigenous trees and shrubs will be planted in the Rue Peel entrance of the park. The tree planting will serve to complement the efforts undertaken by the Ville de Montréal towards the creation of ecological corridors linking the different woods of Mont Royal.

Moreover, participants will help with the cutting of common buckthorn, an exotic invasive species, and will evaluate previous years’ tree plantings.

In the afternoon, environmental groups will be on hand to present their programs and projects. Les amis de la montagne will distribute indigenous plants to the public, provided free of charge by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune.

Finally, a not-to-be-missed performance by the folk-rock, French-pop group, BERNADETTE, will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Chalet du Mont-Royal.

Saying thank you to Mont Royal!
2011 has been declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations and we celebrate the 135th anniversary of the inauguration of Mont-Royal Park. Both events provide the perfect occasion to take concrete action in support of the conservation of our beloved mountain. Mont Royal contributes greatly to our collective quality of life. Participating in the Corvée clean-up is one way we can all say thank you the mountain!

The Corvée du Mont-Royal clean-up signals the start of “May 2011: Mont Royal Month”, an initiative that provides Montrealers with the opportunity to (re)discover their mountain. Les amis de la montagne thank the Ville de Montréal for its important technical and logistical support in the coordination of activities, as well as the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation as principal partner of the month. The activities are also made possible thanks to the participation of Groupe Yellow Inc., AbitibiBowater, Fontaine Santé, Thés David, STM, Rock Détente, Virgin Radio 96, La Presse, The Gazette and many collaborators and volunteers.


DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR THE MONT-ROYAL CLEAN-UP ON SUNDAY, MAY 1ST

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


First come, first served for the choice of activities. Children aged 6-12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your reusable cup or bottle. Bicycles, dogs and strollers will not be permitted on the activity sites. We encourage participants to use public transportation: Métro Mont-Royal, bus 11; or metro Côte-des-Neiges, bus 165 and 11.


Photo: Andrew Dobrowolskyj


12 p.m.


12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


At Les amis de la montagne's kiosk:


Not to be missed at 1:30 p.m.: performance by the folk-rock, French-pop group BERNADETTE, at the Chalet du Mont-Royal

 


ZERO WASTE OBJECTIVE IN 2011

On May1st, Les amis de la montagne organize the 20th edition of the Corvée du Mont-Royal clean-up, a springtime tradition that encourages community participation while respecting the natural environment.

Keeping faithful to the origins of this avant-garde activity that was born of an ecological movement of an earlier time, Les amis de la montagne are putting in place a number of concrete actions to reduce the negative impact of such a large-scale event on the environment by promoting the principles of eco-responsibility.

Photo: Andrew Dobrowolskyj


Food supplies:


Material:


Promotional material:


YOUR TURN TO TAKE ACTION

You may also do your part to ensure that the 20th Corvée du Mont-Royal clean-up is an ecologically responsible event. Take action by adopting good habits that are simple and easy to realise:

Use methods of transportation that are low in carbon emissions:


Reduce your waste during the Corvée:


Process your residual waste:


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