I got this email action alert from the Wilderness Committee to share:
I am asking you to take a moment to write a short letter to the Executive Director of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission to prevent a tract of farmland from being paved over in Pitt Meadows.
On September 17th I attended a special public meeting and spoke to Pitt Meadows city council, urging them not to recommend the removal of a 32.5 hectare tract of high-quality farmland from the protection of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). You can see a short video of my presentation here.
The public meeting was very well attended. Most people spoke against removing the farmland from the protection of the ALR – as reported in the Maple Ridge News.
Pitt Meadows has prepared a lengthy report on the area in question, which is located north of the Lougheed Highway. Sadly, it now seems clear that despite public opinion, Pitt Meadows will recommend that this farmland be removed from the ALR so it can be “developed” and paved over.
However, BC’s Agricultural Land Commission could still refuse Pitt Meadow’s request and keep the farmland protected. That’s what we want!
Please write Mr. Underhill, who is the Executive Director of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission and let him know how strongly you want this Pitt Meadows farmland to remain in the ALR and kept for the purposes of farming.
Joe Foy | National Campaign Director
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