Help clean up Mount Royal

Mount Royal is holding its annual spring clean-up, the Corvée du Mont Royal, on Sunday May 5, 2013.

Volunteers help collect litter, plant trees and shrubs, cut alien invasive plants and evaluate previously planted trees.

For those who would like to make it a family event, children 6 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult, younger children and babies are fine if they’re in carriers; but strollers, bicycles and dogs are not allowed on the site. Volunteers must register at the chalet, and early arrivals get first choice of activities. There are age guidelines for the activities: to pick up litter, children must be at least 6, they must be 13 and older to be able to plant shrubs and trees, and 16 for other activities.

Registration starts at 8:45 a.m., the clean-up takes place from 9:30 to noon, then a light lunch will be provided and there will be special events for families and booths set up by environmental organizations, including AnimaNature, with a presentation on the insects and microfauna of Quebec. An entomologist will be giving a presentation about the insects of Mount Royal.

For more information, visit www.lemontroyal.qc.ca.