Monthly Archives: May 2019

The forest is such a beautiful place!

 (Report of the cleaning weekend in the PMEV trail)

The sections MACSHANE and AU PAYS DE KAAIKOP have been completely cleaned apart from some large trees that can be easily bypassed for now. Very nice work of several days including the refresh markup in La MacShane.
THANKS to Sandra, John and Normand.
Same thing for the PREFONTAINE-D’EN-HAUT section, from Trudeau Street (Château-Bleu) up to one kilometer past the refuge except for the beginning of the trail, still too wet or completely soaked. For now, it’s better to have waterproof boots or shoes to get through it.
THANKS to Catherine, Johanne, Serge and Suzanne.

LES RESERVES NATURELLES are also free of branches or other obstacles along the entire length, with some detours marked with blue ribbon around a wetland and some trees too big to be moved.
THANKS to Colette and Georges from the Club des Randonneurs de St-Jérôme and to Lawrence.

In the RANGS INACHEVÉS section, even if the logging is finished, it will take a lot of work to clear and mark the route to reach the forest through the part left fallow. It is better not to venture there immediately. We will keep you informed of the developments.
THANKS to Yves and Laurent who have already spent a busy day there.

Finally, the SAINT-AGRICOLE section has been cleaned from one end to the other. Two large trees that fell across the trail were delimbed to allow them to pass over without injury. The work to take these out of the way remains to be done.
THANKS to Pascal and Victor.

As for the VAL-DAVID-VAL-MORIN section, it was taken over by the Regional Park management in collaboration with the citizens who took part in the chores of the park.

Future efforts will be focused on refreshing markup in most sections. Volunteers for this work are always welcome (paint provided).

The other sections also deserve our attention, notice to those who frequent them.

It’s always time to do some cleaning in the sections you like or to contact us to join the teams that are occasionally trained for a particular release or repair work. Keep us informed of your efforts, that we enjoy sharing, or the needs for some heavy works you notice while on the trail.

Another BIG THANKS to all for this collective spirit. That is what makes the forest such a beautiful place!



Let’s take the ball, before the fly season! (Clean-up duty May 25)

Even if spring is long overdue, it’s time to think about preparing the trail to maximize the enjoyment of your next hikes. Windy autumn and winter left numerous traces and some sections were more affected than others.

On Saturday May 25, you are therefore invited to participate to a clean-up duty to your measure.

By the morning, we will wait for you at to organize teams at
Centre de plein air Camping Ste-Agathe
2, chemin du Lac-des-Sables (corner of route 329 – opposite side of Théâtre Le Patriote)
in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Please indicate the time you can spend with us, the tools you can bring
(pruners, shears, etc.) and the part of the path you choose, if you have a preference.

Those who can supply and operate a chainsaw are welcome to assist with more important clearance work.

Mainly, we need to…

  • clear the passage of easily movable fallen branches, prune as necessary;
  • re-marking trails;
  • identify and report heavier work needs (i.e. fallen trees obstructing the path).

Make it your first outing of the season, with family, friends or with your bowling club!

If this date does not suits you but you would like to participate at another time,
please contact us. We would be happy to discuss it and put it on our calendar.

Reminder and recommendations:

  • choose temperature-appropriate clothing (long sleeves and long pants preferred)
  • wear work gloves
  • bring some water and your lunch
  • take along the tools you have
  • mosquito repellent and/or sunscreen may be necessary

We are looking forward to enjoy nature with you!

Laurent Paquette
Chargé de projet
819 219-2660