Monday, 4 February 2013


On December 10 a member of WOLF received a letter from the provincial Ministry of the Environment regarding the Mclellan Forest East or the Gray Pit Lands. This letter was presented to Township Council at the Council meeting that night. Due to some technical issues it has not been accessible to the general public until now. Most recently the letter was featured in Global News story featured in the blog post below. We hope that the image is large enough to read.

The letter was written after a survey of the property by Ministry officials and after the Ministry was provided with  a number of relevant documents.. As you can read the letter identifies the property as having "high ecological value" and being an "high acquisition priority" but "Unfortunately the Ministry of Environment is unable to contribute" .

WOLF urges members of the public to write to the Minister of the Environment  Terry Lake. Given the Township Council's failure to heed this and other documents identifying this property as having environmental value the involvement of the Provincial Government may be the only thing that could save this ecological gem.
NOTE Although the letter refers to the "Langley Forest" it should be clear by it's description as being east of 257A street that it is referring to the land variously know as Mclellan Forest East or the Gray Pit Lands.

No comments:

Post a Comment