La foret qui marche honoured at local environmental awards

By Gordon Lambie
La foret qui marche honoured at local environmental awards
La foret qui marche President Nicole Comtois, Organizing committee member Lysanne Witty, and harvest participant Dominique Daigneault at the awards ceremony last week. (Photo : Courtesy)

La foret qui marche, the nonprofit organization that has taken on the mission of partnering with local construction projects to relocate native plants that would otherwise be mowed down on construction sites, received two awards at the Gala des Prix d’excellence en environnement last week. The organization was honoured both in the “citizens’ group” category and as the jury’s favourite.
Nicole Comtois, president of La foret qui marche said that she hopes the recognition will help spread the word about the work of her organization, which held its last plant collection of the year this past Saturday on Boulevard Bourque.
According to Comtois there were eight harvests over the course of this second year of operation for the organization, resulting in the relocation of 3,925 native plants such as trees, flowers, and shrubs by more than 400 people.
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