What's on this weekend on Mount Royal (September 28-29)?
2013-09-26

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Photo: Clairette Paquette

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND ON MOUNT ROYAL?

Did you know that Maison Smith, built in 1858, was the only residence conserved out of 16 in order to house the superintendents of the newly created park? That the Beaver Lake pavilion is one of the first examples of modern architecture in Quebec? That on the site of the lookout, several buildings were built before the construction of the Chalet? Join Les amis de la montagne for a guided visit of the built heritage of Mount Royal Park to gain a fresh perspective of its service buildings.
 
Les amis de la montagne invite you to participate in the conservation of Mount Royal’s biodiversity by volunteering in the Environmental Stewardship Program, held every Saturday morning. Registration is now open for the Urban Bioblitz taking place on the northern summit on October 4-5, a perfect opportunity to discover the new Parc du troisième Sommet.
 

 
GUIDED WALK "THE BUILT HERITAGE OF MOUNT ROYAL PARK"
 
While familiar to most park visitors, Mount Royal Park’s service buildings and built landscapes have evolved since the creation of the park in 1876. Les amis de la montagne will introduce participants to the park’s wealth of built heritage and its development over time, while addressing some changes still to come. Offered in French.
Photo: Joanne Lévesque

 
MOUNT ROYAL ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 
Expand your knowledge of conservation issues while participating in activities aimed at maintaining Mount Royal’s biodiversity.
This Saturday: Tree planting of indigenous species in the new Parc du troisième Sommet.
Photo : Andrew Dobrowolskyj

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION "LA MONTAGNE EN IMAGES"

Come see this selection of the best photos from the "La montagne en images" photography contest.
Photo: MoeMents

STILL A FEW MORE DAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PHOTO CONTEST...

Send your favourite shots no later than September 30 and have a chance to win prizes and see your photos displayed at the Café des Amis at the Maison Smith.

Contest rules and registration form: themountroyal.qc.ca.


 
URBAN BIOBLITZ ON THE NORTHERN SUMMIT OF MOUNT ROYAL, OCTOBER 4 AND 5
REGISTER NOW!
 
Everyone is invited to participate in this vast inventory-taking activity that brings together scientists, naturalists, students and citizens in order to identify the biodiversity of the new Parc du troisième Sommet and portions of the Université de Montréal campus on the northern summit of the mountain. Don’t miss this hands-on opportunity to learn inventory-taking techniques directly from scientists in the field.
 
Activities include: a conference on the impact of the environment on our health, kiosks presented by environmental organizations, inventories of fauna and flora, bird-watching and bird-listening stations, a guided walk at night on the lookout for birds of prey and bats, a visit to the Université de Montréal’s beehives and Les amis de la montagne’s/SOVERDI’s educational tree nursery, the environmental assessment of pathways and the health of previously planted trees, and the planting of indigenous trees.
 
All activities are free, but you must register to participate: www.fjim.org
 
 
* SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED *
 
Les amis de la montagne are looking for volunteers to assist naturalists in the field to follow the Bioblitz inventory protocol and to help supervise groups of high school students.
  • Availability on Friday, October 4, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Free lunch
  • Please contact Claude Drolet as soon as possible at 514 843-8240, ext. 242 or cdrolet@lemontroyal.qc.ca


The complete Calendar of Events is available on our website: themountroyal.qc.ca. Les amis de la montagne’s activities are organized in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal.

Come to Mount Royal using public transportation: Click on this link to obtain the bus 11 schedule on the STM website.

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