In December 2022, the Public Works team kicked off a project to relandscape a lot of land located near the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville station in Rosemère.
Inspired by the Town’s age and family-friendly policy, this project aims to help maintain and improve the living environment for residents of all ages.
Work got underway in June to develop new walking paths and a dry creek bed, add street furniture and incorporate plants that attract birds, monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
Multiple generations of monarchs have made Rosemère gardens a stop in their migratory journey. August is the month when most tend to pass through the area.
The Town’s project leads came up with the idea of creating several havens for monarchs, as part of our commitment as a monarch-friendly community. Once everything is up and running, the havens will provide a wonderful opportunity to attract these regal creatures and observe them across their life cycle, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to full-grown adult. Other similar areas will be set up during the summer in the Hamilton House gardens and Charbonneau Park.
This wonderful initiative is the brainchild of the Public Works Department, working closely with private sector partners. It is slated for completion by the end of summer, with the final touches planned for the fall.