South Fraser Witness Trail
Group Hike on the South Fraser Witness Trail!
Friday, November 5 · 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet at the bus stop at 168 St. & 108 Ave. in Surrey (map: http://bit.ly/aXEEZG)
(The C74 bus runs direct to this location from Surrey Central Skytrain. Just get on the bus at 2:47 pm at Bay 12 under the tracks, and ask the driver to let you off at 168 St & 108 Ave. There is also parking available.)
Witness Trails are a time tested way of protecting natural areas from irresponsible development. Come on the hike to see the wildlife and old growth spruce trees. Find out what is at stake if the South Fraser Freeway gets built, and what we can do to stop it!
The trail includes rugged sections. Bring drinking water, a snack, and water resistant footwear. The hike will proceed rain or shine and will only be canceled in case of high winds or dangerous conditions. For more information call 604 588 4203 (including day of hike) or email email@example.com
South Fraser Witness Trail
A beautiful new trail through the forest between Fraser Heights and Surrey Bend is being built by volunteers from Surrey Environmental Partners and the Wilderness Committee.
The first 2 km section opened in January 2010. Hiking this transit-accessible trail is a great way to keep fit and learn more about the environment right here in our city. This escarpment forest is listed as one of Surrey’s five major natural area “hubs” in a study recently commissioned by the city. It is home to deer, beavers, herons, owls, salmon, and endangered species such as the red legged frog and Pacific water shrew.
GUIDED TOUR OF ENDANGERED URBAN FOREST
SURREY – Local residents will host a guided hike on the South Fraser Witness Trail on Friday November 5.
Built by volunteers in 2009, this trail follows the route of the proposed South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) highway through an urban forest that was named one of Surrey’s five major natural area hubs in a recent study commissioned by the city.
This forest is home to deer, beavers, herons, owls, salmon, bears, and endangered species such as the Red legged frog and Pacific water shrew. ‘Witness trails’ are often used by campaigners to take people into the heart of such areas that face destruction from irresponsible development, to see first hand what is at stake.
Dramatic photo opportunities will be available (eg. survey stakes and flagging next to an old growth spruce tree in the forest), and Kevin Purton of Surrey Environmental Partners will be available for comment.
Who: Local residents and naturalists.
What: Guided tour of the South Fraser Witness Trail, on the route of the proposed South Fraser Perimeter Road.
Where: Starting at the bus stop for the C74 bus at 168 St and 108 Ave in Surrey’s Fraser Heights neighbourhood. There is direct bus service from Surrey Central Skytrain on the C74 bus, as well as parking nearby.
When: 3:30 pm, Friday November 5. This event will proceed rain or shine and will only be canceled in case of high winds or dangerous conditions.
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Kevin Purton – 604 581 8831 / 604 762 0153 (mobile) / kpurton @telus.net
For detailed information about the trail, including a printable brochure with map see: www.gatewaysucks.org/trail
Documentary evidence of endangered species in the area is available upon request.