To the Editor,
In the mid last century in North America, development proceeded without thought for the environment. In the late century and up until now, cities realized their losses. They began attempting with great passion and labour to restore lost places such as waterways throughout Vancouver. Some cities such as Gibsons are embracing the importance of excellent environmental conditions and the monetary value of natural surroundings. Save the Frogs have an initiative of creating new wetlands where there are none.
Here in Nanaimo, the city proceeds with last-century practices. Instead of restoring rock quarries with vegetation (like Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver), it allows our verdant and unique green spaces to be turned into rock quarries. It destroys wetlands. Have you noticed? It is so wrong to clear cut, truck excellent topsoil to be dumped, then deconstruct the bedrock. For a year now, rocks have been and are being blown up in the Linley Valley, one of Nanaimo’s most beautiful spots.
Be the ones to find an alternative to the destruction of such special land before it is just more rock piles. People looking for a home lot won’t choose rock lots.