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We appreciate the howl of WOLF

Kirk Robertson of the Watchers of Langley Forests (WOLF) group stands by a for sale sign on a portion of the Glen Valley forest that the Township has put up for sale. - Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times
Kirk Robertson of the Watchers of Langley Forests (WOLF) group stands by a for sale sign on a portion of the Glen Valley forest that the Township has put up for sale.
— image credit: Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times

Editor: A valued community heritage site is threatened. It’s a remnant Glen Valley forest and wild ecosystem that has recently been occupied by WOLF, a group of hastily assembled, proud tree-huggers of all generations, who are marking trees as wolf packs do to protect.

And they urge the larger community to join them to help save this heritage forest. And let’s accept that this is a heritage site, since there are too few intact forests like this in Langley. The older they become, and the more visitors they receive, the more they will be valued.

We certainly admired young WOLF Kirk Robertson’s howl in Thursday’s (Oct. 18) letters. We support his effort.

We appreciate council’s need to find funds to help build Aldergrove’s needed new rec centre. Unfortunately, council’s sad choice was to divide the heritage forest into five- acre parcels and put them on the market to help finance the project.

We live in Walnut Grove, where we regularly visit our well-used and valued community facility. This was built when council was led by Mayor John Scholtens.

The Scholtens council did not sell valued heritage sites to fund our Walnut Grove facility. Township taxpayers funded it.

We strongly object to the current council’s decision to divide the pack, by pitting conservationists against Aldergrove citizens, and community against community. This is a senseless division.

Both conserving the heritage forest and building a new Aldergrove facility have great value. An unfair choice has been imposed.

 

Katherine and Larri Woodrow,

Walnut Grove

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