Let’s save our ‘last forest’

I’m concerned about losing the last unprotected old forest in Langley at 84th Ave. and 257A St., and it is up for sale by the Township.

Editor:

I’m concerned about losing the last unprotected old forest in Langley. It lives and breathes in Glenn Valley at 84th Ave. and 257A St., and is up for sale by the Township.

We need our green space and trees for many reasons besides oxygen, water filtration and animal habitat. We can no longer deny the fragility of our environment or the reality of a changing climate and global warming.

There are values in our woodlands far beyond dollars and cents. Have you stood in a quiet forest and felt the deep peace there? This is so needed today in our stress-laced, technological high speed life-style. Let’s look to the future and hold a vision of a green and healthy Langley for ourselves and generation to come. We didn’t inherit this planet from our parents; we’re only the trustees for our kids.

Every year, more and more green fields disappear and apartments, condos and houses emerge. Every week many, many homes are advertised for sale in the newspapers. Why build in the middle of a lovely, old forest?

E. Klemm, Langley

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