RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS NEEDED IF PROPERTIES ARE TO BE SOLD!
Township of Langley Council announced
their intention on Monday to sell 10 acres of McLellan Park Forest plus
an additional 10 acres of the adjoining Grey Pit. The Township of
Langley did not discuss their final plans with any members of WOLF prior
to making this decision and announcement.
The 10 acres of the McLellan Park Forest that you have been working hard
to protect is the most easterly section located off of 260th Street.
This section of the forest is more wetland and bog habitat. It is the
intersection of these wetlands and the drier, more trail friendly
conifer sections to the west that has been identified as potential habitat to species at risk such as the Pacific Water Shrew, Oregon Spotted Frog and even possible nesting sites for the Great Blue Heron.
This 10 acres is currently configured as two - 5 acre lots and COULD BE SOLD AT ANY TIME!
If the Township of Langley Council is at all serious about PROTECTING habitat for SPECIES AT RISK then they must place RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
prior to the sale of these properties. These restrictive covenants are
the bare minimum that is required to ensure that this valuable remnant
of a once abundant ecosystem is preserved.
Several Council members and even one local builder/developer have tried
to assure members of WOLF that all care will be taken to protect the
forest even while development of these lots and the construction of new
homes takes place. If that is truly the case then Council, potential
developers and future buyers of these properties will also want to
ensure that the critical habitat for species at risk has not been
destroyed and they will also want to guarantee that these habitats are
protected in the future by placing an appropriate restrictive covenant
on them prior to their sale.
Please contact the Mayor and Council today! Let them know that you demand that HABITAT FOR SPECIES AT RISK MUST BE PROTECTED. Insist that, if they are determined to sell these properties, RESTRICTIVE COVENANTSmust first be added to the properties.
Thank you for your continued assistance and support!