Environmental activities

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion wishes to be an actor of change by offering its population educational activities concerning the environment.

Activities are reserved for Vaudreuil-Dorion residents, unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for most activities.

Les Écodécouvertes

Date Theme Conference speaker Location
January 23, 7 p.m. I eat sustainably By Valérie Michaud, Earth Day speaker Library
February 15, 7 p.m. Gardening for birds By Élise Laferrière, Le Nichoir Library
March 19, 7 p.m. Learn to identify and manage invasive alien plant species in Vaudreuil-Dorion By Amandine Bonet and Anne-Sophie Lemay, City of Vaudreuil-Dorion Library
May 9, 7 p.m. Is urban beekeeping such a good idea? By a Polliflora speaker Library
June 13, 7 p.m. Introduction to sustainable housing By July Paquin, Écohabitation Library
October 22, 7 p.m. Avoiding obsolescence By Mélissa de La Fontaine, de COOP INCITA Library
November 21, 7 p.m. Smart travel or "slow tourism'' By Frédéric Campeau, Arbre-Évolution and Le semoir Library

See the Calendar section of the website for full conference details. 

Registrations 

Online or by phone at 450 455-3371, option 1

Horticultural Fair

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has been organizing the Horticultural Fair since 2020. Citizens can come and pick up compost, wood chips, eco-friendly grass seeds, shrubs, small trees, and more. Once planted, these plants will contribute to greening and beautifying the city.

In 2024, the Horticultural Fair will take place from May 10th to May 12th at the municipal arena.

Registration

Registration starts on May 1st at 9 a.m.
Citizen card required
Registrations will end on May 7th at 4:30 p.m. or until availability and stock are exhausted.

By appointment:

  • Purchase of shrubs (maximum of two per citizen)
    Cost: $10 per shrub (online payment upon reservation)
  • Compost and wood chips
    at the arena (9, rue Jeannotte) and at the second distribution location at parc-nature Harwood (3900, route Harwood)

Check the complete description of plants available this year.

Schedule

Sites Activities Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11 Sunday, May 12
Arena Distribution of compost and wood chips 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Self-service

no appointment 

while supplies last

Arena Shrub distribution 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. N/A
Arena Demonstrations and kiosks N/A Varies between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. N/A
Parc-nature Harwood Distribution of compost and wood chips N/A 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Self-service

no appointment 

while supplies last


Demonstrations

Time Demonstration Speaker

Saturday, May 11

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Comment créer son propre pot

décoratif fleuri ?

Patrick Legault, Foreman - Horticulture and urban forestry
Public Works Department

Saturday, May 11

2 p.m.

Comment jardiner en lasagne ?

Katryne Delisle, horticulturist and

co-founder of L'Atelier Paysan


Kiosks

Engineering and Environment Department (Environment Division):

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free distribution of melliferous plants, grass seed, milkweed seed and compostable bags
  • Promotion of the biodiversity islands pilot project
  • Information on organic waste collection
L'Effet papillon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Seed bomb-making workshop
  • Monarch butterfly awareness

COMQUAT, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Environmental literacy
  • Raising awareness of residual materials management

Municipal library:

Bouturothèque and Jardinothèque, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Exchange of cuttings and seeds

Public Works Department:

Urban Forestry and Horticulture, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of the urban canopy
  • Horticultural advice
  • Free tree distribution thanks to the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP)
  • Perennial plant exchange. Bring perennials to give away or exchange!

L'Atelier Paysan, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Tips for a successful vegetable garden with Katryne Delisle

Tree planting

As part of Tree and Forests Month and Quebec Intergenerational Week, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, in collaboration with the Association Panda de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, is organizing a tree-planting event at Maison-Valois Park on May 24, starting at 5:30 pm.

This activity aims to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds around a common goal: protecting the environment. The planting will have a positive impact on both urban biodiversity and the fight against climate change.

We recommend that you wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Don't forget your water bottle!

Chasses aux trésors

Since 2020, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has been organizing the Chasse aux trésors to give a second life to objects. Citizens are invited to drop off furniture or other objects at the curb that they wish to give to the next person. On a first-come, first-served basis, interested parties will be able to take possession of these treasures, free of charge.

The Chasse aux trésors  take place in May and September. Citizens wishing to dispose of items can drop them off at the curb at 8 a.m. This year, no registration with the City is required. Participants will simply have to place a sign indicating "To Donate" next to their items.

It is important to note that all items not collected must be picked up by 9 p.m. on Sunday. In case of rain, the decision to take the items outside or not is up to the participants. Thank you for your understanding.

Household hazardous waste and unprotected sharps will not be allowed to be displayed at the curb during the event, which will take place rain or shine.

Dates in 2024:

  • May 25 and 26
  • September 28 and 29

Environmental awareness officers

Every year, from May to August, environmental awareness officers travel the streets of the City to answer citizens' environmental questions. They educate, inform and advise the public on environmental protection, in addition to leading various environmental awareness activities.

Réparothon

The Réparothon is held every year in October. This free activity offers citizens the opportunity to discuss and repair various objects. The offer changes from year to year. In 2024, the Réparothon will be held on October 26 at the Centre multisports André-Chagnon.

Kiosks on location:

  • Aiguisage CL (knife sharpening - maximum of 3);
  • Cercle des fermières (simple clothing repair);
  • PC-Teck (solving computer problems);
  • Scout 19e Vaudreuil-Dorion (repair of clothing and broken or unsoldered objects);
  • Tricentris (good recycling practices);
  • City of Vaudreuil-Dorion (library, Le Lab and environment section).

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Environment Section will hold DIY workshops on how to make a tawashi
scrubber - a zero-waste sponge for scrubbing dishes, and shopping bags. Participants will be asked to
bring old socks or sweaters.

Citizens are invited to bring in their used books for minor repairs. In collaboration with the Lab, they will also be able to give a second life to their old clothes through digital printing. To do so, they will need to bring clothing or pieces of fabric, as well as their images in digital format on a USB key.

Citizens will also have the chance to dispose of their old batteries, ink cartridges, small electronic devices, corks and pencils at the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion's kiosk (environment section).

Conference : eco-friendly decor, 1:30 p.m.
With Vanessa Sicotte, from Damask & dentelle

What if a change of scenery was not in contradiction with overconsumption? At a time when we are collectively becoming aware of the damage done to the environment, can we still afford to follow decorating trends without contributing to the plague? Vanessa Sicotte, designer and historian of decorative arts, is convinced that it is still possible! During this conference, you will learn different tips such as: use what you have at home, make new with old, hunt deals like a pro, and create a unique and sustainable decor, without exceeding your budget.

Information

For more information, contact the Environment Division by email or at 450-455-3371, option 1.

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