Letters: Brydon Lagoon offers natural opportunities

Dear Editor,

Langley Field Naturalists did buck up and pay for the rehabilitation of Brydon Lagoon [Let naturalists pay for lagoon, Aug. 28 Letters, Langley Advance].

They recognized that sewage and settling lagoons are opportunities to retain nature, as have Ducks Unlimited and other international conservation organizations.

The fish, however, are a product of anglers’ offerings and irregular flooding of the Nicomekl River.

The naturalists’ help in retaining the lagoon was a very small step in retaining wetlands that are succumbing to drying throughout the province.

All enclosed ponds gradually fill in – visualize Beaver Lake in Stanley Park – but when maintained, are among the richest ecosystems in the province.

It is possible that only a small portion of the citizenry actively works to conserve nature, but doubtful that they alone should pay for what so many, including those too young to vote, enjoy.

Fred Bunnell, Cloverdale

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