Just because the municipal election is over doesnâ€™t mean that residents can let complacency prevail.
Guess what, folks, the new council hasnâ€™t even been sworn in yet and the Creekside Forest property in Aldergrove is already up for sale.
If you havenâ€™t heard about this property before, it is the last standing forest that the Township owns in Aldergrove. The only other forest is privately owned.
In the Official Community Plan, a portion of it was designated for educational/recreational use. Sound familiar, Brookswood?
New council members havenâ€™t even signed on the dotted line and Township land is already up for sale, without the council being sworn in. One has to ask whose agenda it is to recklessly throw away a naturally intact ecosystem for 20 housing units.
The clock is ticking, but thereâ€™s still time to preserve this forest land. Some of us have vision that goes beyond the mighty dollar. If you are one of those people, I urge you to stay informed.
Go to the Aldergrove Neighboursâ€™ Facebook page and come to the 4 oâ€™clock meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Township of Langley council chambers.
Aldergroveâ€™s trees today could be Brookswoodâ€™s trees tomorrow.
Dan Sloan, Brookswood