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THE PATHWAY TO PHYTOTECHNOLOGIES
City of Montreal Botanical Garden, Space for Life Foundation Website, 2018

Thanks to many years of research and collaboration between scientists at the Montreal Botanical Garden and the Institut de recherche en biologie vegetale (IRBV), thousands of live plants will demonstrate their abilities in the Pathway to Phytotechnologies Program in an ambitious project spread over seven stations integrated in the heart of the Botanical Garden. The objective is to use phytotechnologies to treat runoff and wastewater, reduce the heat island effect of its parking lot, stabilize the banks of ponds, control invasive plants, and demonstrate how to reduce the impact of city noise and decontaminate soils. Carried out progressively between 2017 and 2023, the seven stations of the project will be financed jointly by the City and the Space for Life Foundation. An additional amount estimated at $1.6 million will be dedicated to an education component. To cover the estimated $14.5 million cost, the City of Montreal will invest one dollar in the Pathway for every dollar raised by the Foundation. To date the Foundation has raised over $1.1 million, making it possible to develop the Filtering Marshes station, in addition to donations that will go to promoting the educational aspects of the project. http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/pathway-phytotechnologies



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