This year marks the 13th anniversary of our successful effort stopping the city of Vancouver’s plan to build market condos in one of our city’s last remaining urban forest.
A first for our city, where residents from the west side stood shoulder to shoulder with residents on the east side – opposing the removal of 397+ large trees, and destruction of fish bearing stream habitat.
We now have a beautiful 3.8 km walk around the forest/ golfcourse… home to eagles, owls, herons, hummingbirds, salmonoid, frogs and a beaver.
The trail is now cared for by local residents and by the city’s Park Board.
This short video clip was filmed earlier this spring. Our east-side forest has now successfully transitioned into the care of a new generation of proud young Vancouverites.
Special thanks to the Vancouver Foundation and the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program for helping us with our community building efforts, and to Shaw TV for filming our walk.