Quelques participants de notre activité de nettoyage dans le parc Martin-Luther-King

Our fall activities so far

Hello everyone!

We’ve been busy at the SOCENV this fall! Here’s a quick résumé of some of our activities so far including our kiosks and cleanup activities. We can’t include everything we’ve been up to, but this is a quick recap!

We held a kiosk at the end of September at the Centre Sportif Côte-des-Neiges, Aldom’s first since joining the team. We were able to reach a number of citizens and talk to them about our activities.

Our kiosk in front of the Centre sportif Côte-des-Neiges
Aldom and our kiosk in front of the Centre sportif Côte-des-Neiges

We also recently held a kiosk in front of the MultiCaf cafeteria. We set up around the lunch period so we were able to talk to a lot of people passing by to have lunch!

Aldom at our kiosk in front of MultiCaf
Aldom talking to a citizen at our kiosk in front of MultiCaf
Dylan and Aldom at our kiosk in front of MultiCaf
Dylan and Aldom at our kiosk in front of MultiCaf

We also helped organise two cleanup activities during the month of October. The first was on October 16th to clean up Bedford Street and the Chemin Goyer laneway. Thank you to the volunteers who helped us clean up even though the weather wasn’t the best!

Cleaning up the Chemin Goyer alley
Cleaning up the Chemin Goyer alley
The participants of our cleanup activity on Chemin Bedford and the Chemin Goyer alley
Thanks to the volunteers who came to help during the cleanup activity!

We also held another in collaboration with our volunteer group, the Comité de réflexion et d’action sur la propreté dans Côte-des-Neiges. We cleaned up a large portion of Martin-Luther-King Park, while also inviting people present in the park to join us. Thanks to everyone who came and to those who joined in our effort! Not everyone who participated is pictured in these photos.

Participants of our cleanup activity in Park Martin-Luther-King
Participants of our cleanup activity in Park Martin-Luther-King
Some of the participants of our cleanup activity in Martin-Luther-King Park
Some of the members of the Comité de réflexion et d’action sur la propreté dans Côte-des-Neiges and participants of our cleanup activity in Martin-Luther-King Park (not all participants are pictured; Charles and Dylan, employees of the SOCENV, are on the right)
Some of the participants of our cleanup activity in Martin-Luther-King Park
Some of the members of the Comité de réflexion et d’action sur la propreté dans Côte-des-Neiges and participants of our cleanup activity in Martin-Luther-King Park (not all participants are pictured; Maria and Charles, employees of the SOCENV, are on the right)

Most recently at our project site, Espace Frédéric-Back, we removed quite a bit of invasive European buckthorn, planted a tree, and cleaned up in preparation for future development of the site. We hope to continue to develop the space further in the spring!

Aldom carrying away some buckthorn
Aldom carrying away some buckthorn
Removing a buckthorn plant by the roots
Bruce removing a buckthorn plant by the roots with a Root Talon.
Aldom, Dylan and Bruce in front of the Common Buckthorn we removed
Aldom, Dylan and Bruce in front of the European buckthorn we removed from Espace Frédéric-Back

That’s it for now, until next time!