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Saturday, April 26: The Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society (CRES) is sponsoring the annual Community Clean Up starting at 9:00 a.m. More...
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How to contact us

The Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society (CRES) is a group of residents from all parts of the municipality who want to raise environmental awareness and protection. They gathered for the first time in the spring of 2003 and continue to meet every 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at Ste-Trinité School, 879, rue Saint-Joseph in Rockland.

They discuss and plan ways of encouraging our community to more fully understand, preserve, promote and enjoy our precious urban and rural greenspace. New members are most welcome.
Contact us:
Anyone interested in further information can contact ClaudeVachon,(augrgalop[at] or Danièle Vinette (gvinette[at] - 613-446-4957.
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CRES Activities

Saturday, April 26, 2014: Annual Clarence-Rockland Community Spring Clean-up
The future of our environment - Deadline April 30!
Community Awareness Workshops on green roofs

2010 Clarence-Rockland Spring Clean-Up in pictures

Saturday, April 26, 2014: Annual Clarence-Rockland Community Spring Clean-up
(Click here to see some photos from last year)

The Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society (CRES) along with the municipality is organizing the annual Clarence-Rockland Community exterior Spring Clean-up for Saturday April 26, starting at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. (Click on the graphic to enlarge)

NOTE: About the same time, the 64th Clarence-Rockland Scouts (Regroupement Scout Francophone - 64e Clarence-Rockland) is inviting everyone out to their fundraising Mega-BBQ. It is also happening on Saturday the 26th, on the C-R City Hall parking lot (Laurier Street), between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and it is being held in collaboration with the Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society (CRES). Click here for more information.

A CRES spokesperson says "The goal is to keep our Municipality nice and clean thus improving the quality of life of its citizens. Everyone is welcome to participate. This is an ideal opportunity for family and friends to work together as well as for high school students to add to their Community Involvement Program volunteer hours.

Garbage bags will be given at the following locations:

  • Rockland: Town Hall, Laurier Street
  • Clarence-Creek: Ste-Félicité Elementary School
  • St-Pascal: Du Rosaire Primary School
  • Bourget: Community Centre, Lavigne Street
  • Hammond-Cheney: St-Mathieu Primary School

In the villages, the garbage bags will be given from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

You are recommended to bring:

  • work/garden gloves (preferably 2 pairs)
  • appropriate footwear /work or rubber boots
  • hat/cap
  • sun screen lotion
  • shovel or rake or broom (something to pick up glass tin and general garbage)

Note: This clean-up day is not to be confused with the cityís annual collection of heavy items and rubbish which takes place in the fall. Click here to learn about unwanted articles to the Municipal Landfill Site at 2335 Lalonde, Bourget... (what you can and cannot do).

For more information: visit or contact Denis Longpré, Manager of Environnment at
(613) 446-6022 ext: 2299 (Email:
dlongpre[at] or CRES member Danièle Vinette at (613) 446-4957 (Email:

Photos from the 2013 clean-up:

Part of the 2013 crew

(Click on the pics to enlarge)

This was the Hammond crew...

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The future of our environment...

It's up to you!

(2013) Back in 2013 the Environmental Advisory Committee developed an online and hardcopy survey in order to determine the environmental issues, concerns and goals of the City of Clarence-Rocklandís citizens. The deadline was April 30, 2013. (Here was the link: Click here for more information.)

Fast forward to April 16, 2014... we have put in a request to the City to see what the results of that survey was.

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Jean-Philippe Vinette presents:
Green Roof workshop (This is an old story but it still has relevance)

Jean-Philippe Vinette is a young man on a mission. This environmental advocate (he was chairman of l'École secondaire catholique L'Escale environmental committee and is a member of the Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society) has been dreaming about building a green roof on top of the Clarence-Rockland Public Library for around three years.

He explains how the idea came to him: "I was at the dentist and I was flipping through various magazines in the waiting room and I came across an article of green roofs. I found it very interesting, especially since the complex (Recreation Complex) was in the process of being built. Once construction is complete, we identified a perfect place to do it, "he says.

As far back as January 2010, Jean-Philippe's dream was featured in a story in L'Express: "A green initiative in Rockland". This French item can be found here.

His idea was also recognized in an April 2010 story in Le Droit newspaper. The English title to the French story reads: "A young man with bright ideas". You can read it by clicking here.

Now the dream is closer to reality. In may of this year, the TD Foundation for Friends of the Environment presented a check for $ 10,000 to support the project. You can read about the presentation and view a photo of Jean-Philippe accepting the cheque. Click here.

Clarence-Rockland Library - Central Branch
The green roof will be built on the lower level of the
Clarence-Rockland Public Library seen in the middle of the picture.

Now the man with the mission, on behalf of the Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society is offering a Community Awareness Workshop on green roofs. It will be held at L'Escale High School.As the school will be closed, entry to the presentations (in French and English) is at the rear entrance to L'Escale High School (enter via the Optimist Performance Hall). The evening will be divided into two parts, a French presentation at 7:00 p.m. and an English presentation at 8:30 p.m.

Included in the topics will be:

  • the history of green roofs;
  • the types of plantation;
  • the advantages; and,
  • how to go about it
  • Jean-Philippe will have samples of the membranes needed.

There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome.
Visit the CRES web page to see an enlarged version of the poster,
click here.

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Community Awareness Workshops on green roofs - June 5 and 12

The Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society (CRES) is offering two Community Awareness Workshops on Tuesday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 12. You can read the information on the poster below, and you can also find the information on our Events page.

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Clarence-Rockland Spring Clean-Up 2010

Large areas of Clarence-Rockland are more garbage free thanks to the annual CRES- sponsored Clarence-Rockland Spring Clean-Up.

(Volunteers in action!)

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For more news and links on and about the Environment, please check out the following links:

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