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Environmental Activities for Groups

From September to October, groups of 10 or more wishing to get involved in the protection of the environment are welcome to come spend a few hours helping us care for Mount Royal by planting trees or ridding the park of invasive exotic plants and shrubs. It’s a great way for employees, associates or friends to nurture nature and cultivate relationships in one of Montréal’s most beautiful natural settings.
Since 1986, Les amis de la montagne has played an active role in conserving the biodiversity of Mount Royal and in raising awareness of the fragility and importance of natural environments.

Launched in 2007, our Environmental Stewardship Program combines in-depth knowledge of the mountain’s ecosystem with over 30 years’ experience in volunteer and community involvement, not to mention long-standing partnerships with the City of Montréal and large institutional owners on the mountain. Since its creation, it has become a means for citizens, associations and corporations to play a key role in the preservation of Mount Royal’s biodiversity.

Environmental stewardship activities are supervised by professionals and conform to a scientific, research-based process aimed at increasing knowledge about the natural environment and developing effective methods of preserving it. This program complements our annual Mount-Royal Clean-Up and weekly conservation activities inviting citizens to get involved every Saturday from May to October.
As part of our Environmental Stewardship Program, your group can help with various conservation activities that take place on the mountain in September and October.

Group rates vary according to the choice of activity and number of participants:
 
Environmental Stewardship Program Less than 20 people* 20 people and more
Full day stewardship including tree planting
  • Planting of native plant species
  • One-hour lunch break
  • Removal of invasive non-native plants OR guided excursion on Mount Royal conservation, fauna and flora
$110/pers. $95/pers.
Half-day stewardship including tree planting
Planting of native plant species
$90/pers. $85/pers.
Full day stewardship
  • Removal of invasive non-native plants
  • One-hour lunch break
  • Removal of invasive non-native plants OR guided excursion on Mount Royal conservation, fauna and flora
$50/pers. $45/pers.
Half-day stewardship
Removal of invasive non-native plants
$40/pers. $35/pers.
 *Minimum number of participants: 10.

For a no-fuss picnic lunch, the Café des Amis lunch box is perfect for your day of stewardship on the mountain! Offered at $18/person, it includes a salad, sandwich, cookie and beverage of your choice. If you are interested in this option, simply let us know when booking your activity.

Please note:
  • Activities take place during the week in September and October, rain or shine.
  • The minimum number of participants per group is 10.
  • Rates include activity coordination, plant costs (if applicable) and a snack.
  • Les amis de la montagne provides all the necessary equipment (gloves, tools and 5 plants per person for planting activities).
  • We suggest participants use public transit, wear closed shoes and bring a reusable bottle of water.
Getting people involved in the preservation of Mount Royal helps us care for the mountain and plan conservation actions. In matters of environmental conservation, every little action counts… as does every little penny we make as a non-profit group.

That being said, your financial contribution allows us to identify intervention sites and assess needs, carry out preparatory work on the ground, purchase plants, provide equipment and specialized labour, and recruit and supervise volunteers in charge of overseeing activities.

Money might not grow on trees but with a little help from its friends, Mount Royal will grow rich in healthy trees, shrubs and plants.
There’s nothing like being outdoors to work up one’s appetite! Gather the gang at the Café des Amis in the park for tasty treats and refreshments after your activity. Contact us for group options.
Ready to go green with your team on Mount Royal? To reserve or obtain more information on our Environmental Stewardship Program, please call 514 843-8240, ext. 242 or write to conservation@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

Download the description of our Environmental Stewardship Program for groups.