Mount Royal Clean-Up 2019: Treasure or Trash?

Celebrate the arrival of spring by helping us clean the mountain! New this year, actions will include collecting waste and recovering residual materials for recycling or valorization.

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Sunday, May 5, at 8:45 a.m.

Location

Mount Royal Chalet

Contribute to biodiversity and environmental protection by collecting waste and recovering residual materials in the wooded areas of Mount Royal Park.

This year’s Clean-Up operation promotes the principles of the zero waste movement by focusing on residual material management. Actions carried out in the field will therefore go further than collecting trash, and will involve the sorting and management of materials. Do you know what types of trash are most commonly found on Mount Royal? Check out the FAQ to find out more about waste and potential solutions.

Participants will be grouped into teams of 15 and supervised by a volunteer team leader trained by Les amis de la montagne. We provide the gloves and all the necessary equipment for the collection and sorting of residual materials. 

A healthy snack will be offered to all participants.

In the spirit of zero waste, Les amis de la montagne invites participants to bring a zero waste picnic and wear their t-shirt from a previous edition of the Clean-Up.

New this year, registration is done on the day of the Clean-Up at the Mount Royal Chalet from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Limited places. First come, first served!

The event will take place rain or shine!

Schedule of Activities

8:45 a.m.
Registration at the Mount Royal Chalet
Musical entertainment

9:15 a.m.
End of registration
Welcoming address
Grouping of teams and distribution of equipment
Gradual departure to activity sites with team leaders

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
Collection and management of residual materials

12:30 p.m.
Picnic lunch: participants are invited to bring a zero waste lunch
Snack offered by Les amis de la montagne

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Animation and booths at the Mount Royal Chalet

3 p.m.
End of event

Animation and Booths at the Mount Royal Chalet Starting at 11:30 a.m.

  • Les amis de la montagne: Leave No Trace campaign adapted to Mount Royal Park’s unique forest
  • Les amis de la montagne Environmental Stewardship Program: overview of our conservation projects and how to get involved in biodiversity protection
  • Éco-quartier Peter-McGill: awareness and games with residual waste management
  • Mégot Zéro: transforming cigarette butts into urban projects
  • Family activity: creative workshop to make hanging mobiles with recycled materials and demonstration of recycled book bindings

Terms of Participation

  • On-site registration at the Mount Royal Chalet
  • First come, first served
  • Children aged 6 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Bring a reusable bottle and zero waste picnic lunchWear closed shoes and a raincoat if necessary
  • If possible, bring your t-shirt from a previous edition of the Clean-Up
  • Bicycles, dogs and strollers are not allowed on the activity sites
  • Participants are encouraged to use public transit (metro Mont-Royal, bus 11 / Côte-des-Neiges metro, bus 165 and 11)
  • Paid parking is available at Smith House and Beaver Lake Pavilion


Photo: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin

Mount Royal Clean-Up 2019: Treasure or Trash?