This Saturday, September 15th from 10: 00 AM to 4:00 PM, the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue will celebrate Ecology Day. Now in its 14th year, this environmental fair raises awareness on the local ecology and promotes the protection of the environment through healthy lifestyles while respecting Mother Nature.
Since last year, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is a Monarch Friendly City of the Butterflyway Project of the David Suzuki Foundation. Following this, Sainte-Anne de-Bellevue is now part of an international grouping of mayors and local government leaders committed to protecting populations in decline of this insect by contributing to the restoration of the monarch’s habitats and to the education of the population in this effort, so that this magnificent butterfly could prosper again in Quebec and throughout the continent. To celebrate this first anniversary, the city on Sainte-Anne is inviting the public to enjoy a superb flight of monarch butterflies at the Morgan Arboretum at 2:30 pm.
Did you know that according to recent studies, a reduced abundance of milkweed, the only plant by which monarch larvae feed themselves, can cause a multitude of problems in monarchs, affecting larval growth until eggs are laid? To counter this situation, visit the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue’s booth to collect your free milkweed seeds packet to plant at home and expect other surprises. Also, at the City’s booth, participate in the draw to win a rain barrel. The draw will take place at 4 pm at the same location.
To conclude Ecology Day, the City will give the gift of a tree to commemorate the birth or adoption of a child during the year to registered citizens. By accepting this gift, new parents will contribute to the history of the community, in addition to beautifying our living environment and providing a healthier environment for future generations. Trees will be planted on the family’s property or in a public place within the city, as the parents wish.
For a third consecutive year, Ecology Day is paired with the great Naturally, Sainte-Anne’s event, which offers a day of activities in which the whole family can discover or rediscover the many recreational and tourist attractions the City has to offer.