Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Since 2001, a wide range of outreach and educational activities have been implemented to publicize the Mingan Thistle and the actions taken to ensure its survival: interviews, articles, social media, public presentations, school activities, educational games, interpretation and awareness panels, etc.

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The Mingan thistle seeds that will eventually be produced in this garden will be sown in the park reserve to contribute to saving the species.

In the fall of 2018, a special garden was created at the Minganie agroforestry solidarity cooperative, Le Grenier boréal. Grade 3 students from the village of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan and the Innu community of Ekuanitshit sowed seeds and transplanted plants of Mingan Thistle. You can see the Mingan Thistle when you visit the various gardens of the cooperative, Le Grenier boréal. This is quite a chance because growing this endangered species outside of the Mingan archipelago required to obtain special authorization from the Quebec government.

Students who participated in seeding in 2018
Le Grenier boréal: Students who participated in seeding in 2018
A thistle cartoon
Credit: Caroline Soucy

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