Nature in the City

Transition NDG invited us to collaborate on their first Nature in the City series. Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook now has some new friends in the neighbourhood and we were able to work closely with our sister groups: Sauvons la Falaise, Sauvons L’Anse-a-l’Orme and TechnoparcOiseaux.  We’ve stomped through the snow at L’Anse-a-l’Orme, braved a windy day at Falaise St. Jacques and padded our way across icy paths around the Meadowbrook perimeter. Thank you to presenters and dedicated tour guides Sue Stacho, Louise Legault, Lisa Mintz, Louise Chenevert and Joel Coutu.

We also thank Kathryn Aitken and Hélène Montpetit for all their work, and their commitment to the connections between green spaces and people. You can learn more about Transition NDG projects by visiting them on Facebook.

We wind up our series with Lost Rivers, a film about daylighting rivers, on March 21. We’ll learn about Montreal’s St Pierre River, which can be seen at Meadowbrook and used to travel through the falaise and down to the Turcot, where it once fed an ancient lake. Details on Facebook

There was a walk around the perimeter of Meadowbrook as part of the Nature in the City series of conferences and nature walks organized by Transition NDG, Les amis du parc Meadowbrook and several other organizations. Meadowbrook is still a privately owned golf course, but our long-term goal is to see it become an urban nature park, accessible to all.

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