Cleaning and improving the pointe Verte Trail, on the Gaspé Peninsula
Volunteers at pointe Verte (Photo by NCC)
In spring 2018, student volunteers from the adventure tourism program of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles helped the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) clean up and improve the pointe Verte (Green Point) Trail. The trail runs along pointe Saint-Pierre (Point St. Peter), the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. Situated between Gaspé and Percé, this dazzling landscape features dense forest, vast flowery meadows, coastal cliffs around 10 metres high and the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the distance.
Around 10 volunteers set to work on the property at 9 a.m. The day’s program: clear the path of branches, trees and shrubs left by winter, mark it out so that outdoor enthusiasts can fully enjoy it while respecting the surrounding nature and collect the waste littering pointe Verte. Participants picked up 280 kilograms of trash on the pathway and around the historic LeGros House.
Student volunteers, happy to take action, prune along the pointe Verte trail (Photo de CNC)
NCC warmly thanks the volunteers who helped protect this exceptional site, as well as the Government of Canada and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec.