Part of your Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Photo : © Frédérique Ménard Aubin

Mount Royal is an invaluable natural resource in the heart of an ever-expanding urban environment. Maintaining the mountain’s biodiversity involves finding solutions to help counter problems caused by such issues as the propagation of invasive plant species, climate change and the passage of thousands of visitors.

Take Action to Protect Mount Royal as Part of your Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSR)

Les Amis de la montagne implements various programs that enable the organization to play an active role in preserving Mount Royal’s biodiversity and raising awareness of the fragility of its natural spaces. Based on our in-depth knowledge of the mountain’s ecosystems and our extensive experience in volunteer training and community engagement, our programs reflect our citizens’ desire to help protect the environment by taking significant action locally, on the mountain. 

Environmental Stewardship Impact Overview

  • Close to 27,500 volunteer contributions made to our Environmental Stewardship Program over the years
  • More than 70,800 volunteer conservation hours recorded over the past 25 years
  • More than 1,500 citizen volunteers per year sensitized to the importance of supporting the mountain's biodiversity and the challenges it represents
  • 35,400+ trees and shrubs planted since 1993
  • 45 indigenous species planted
  • Over 16 hectares of woodland controlled for invasive plants (common buckthorn)

Environmental Stewardship Program – CSR Component

Les Amis has a unique opportunity for companies that want to make volunteering and environmental responsibility an integral part of their corporate culture while strengthening the team spirit that drives their employees.

Companies that make a donation of $7,500 or more to Les Amis de la montagne can now plan a day of volunteering in support of the mountain. Your donation will enable you to organize an Environmental Stewardship activity with your employees on Mount Royal (maximum 25 participants) led by our expert conservation team.

Activities offered: 

  • Invasive plant management  

The dog-strangling vine and common buckthorn are non-native invasive plants that have adverse effects on the survival and regeneration of Mount Royal’s woodlands and, by extension, on the area’s wildlife. During your activity with Les Amis de la montagne, you will contribute to the ongoing management of these undesirable species by uprooting them or cutting them down.

Wednesdays from July to October

  • Planting of native trees

Native tree and shrub species are planted in an effort to fight against the propagation of invasive plants and support the natural regeneration of Mount Royal’s forest. Under the guidance of our expert team, you will plant native trees and shrubs in strategic locations.

Wednesdays in September and October

For more information, please contact Camille Saade-Traboulsi at ctraboulsi@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

 

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