Volunteer Conservation Activities

Volunteering: Environmental Stewardship

Saturdays, June 4 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Play an active role in the protection of Mount Royal’s beautiful environment as part of our Environmental Stewardship Program.

Volunteering: Environmental Stewardship

Monitoring of Planted Vegetation

Since 1994, Les Amis de la montagne has planted more than 36,000 native trees and shrubs on Mount Royal as part of their Environmental Stewardship Program.  In 2004, a program was initiated to monitor the survival and growth rate of the planted vegetation. These surveys, which are carried out for five consecutive years after planting, provide us with the information we need to improve the effectiveness of our plantations and replace vegetation as needed. 

Mission Monarch

Mission Monarch, being run by the Space for Life Insectarium, is a community science program documenting the monarch’s reproductive success. The program is part of an international research and education effort aimed at saving the migratory populations of this endangered species.

Take part in the mission on July 30th and August 14th.

For more information https://www.mission-monarch.org/mission-monarch-blitz/

Uprooting of the dog-strangling vine

Dog-strangling vine is a non-native invasive herbaceous plant that generates a number of problems including direct competition with local native species and a negative impact on the monarch butterfly. This activity thus involves pulling up the plants’ root balls and cutting off the pods before they produce mature seeds.

 

You must register to participate!

Please note that there are fewer available places than volunteers who wish to participate in these activities. We therefore request that you register only if you are certain you will attend on the day of the event. If you are unable to attend due to last-minute circumstances, please notify us at benevolat@lemontroyal.qc.ca to allow someone else to take your place.

12 years and older

Meeting point: in front of Smith House, 1260 chemin Remembrance

Rate: Free

Important information:

Please join the group at the designated meeting point a few minutes before the specified start time. The group cannot wait for latecomers. Please take note that Camillien-Houde access is restricted to active mobility every Sundays from July 3rd to August 28th, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. 

We have adapted our activities to allow for physical distancing. However, each participant is responsible for acting in accordance with current public health measures. 

Closed walking shoes and long trousers are recommended.

We supply gloves, tools and other necessary equipment, which will be disinfected before and after use. Each participant will have their own set of tools, and no sharing of equipment will be allowed.

Do you have a question or are you no longer able to attend an activity for which you have registered? Send us an email at benevolat@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

Thank you to our sponsors

 

photo: Frédérique Ménard Aubin

 

 

NameDateAvailable places
Saturday, August 13th 2022, 10 a.m., Removal of the Dog-Strangling VineAug 13, 202215Registration
Sunday, August 14th 2022, 10 a.m., Mission MonarchAug 14, 202211Registration

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