Be­come a friend of wood­lot group

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Editor, Dur­ing the last week I have at­tended two meet­ings of dis­parate groups: The Glen­garry His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and the On­tario Wood­lot As­so­ci­a­tion.

The sig­nif­i­cant con­cern ex­pressed by both au­di­ences was the dis­ap­pear­ance wood­lots, wetlands and habi­tats in Glen­garry and ad­ja­cent coun­ties.

Over the last six years there have been many ar­ti­cles and let­ters from your read­ers on this topic. I sense a frus­tra­tion in the com­mu­nity that no one is pre­pared to lis­ten to its con­cerns.

Your read­ers should be aware that there is an ad­vo­cacy group that would be happy to hear from them, and fur­ther, to take their is­sues to ev­ery level of govern­ment; mu­nic­i­pal, pro­vin­cial and fed­eral. The ar­bo­real con­cerns of Glen­garry res­i­dents are mir­rored in all ar­eas of On­tario.

Whether you are a wood­lot owner or an apart­ment dweller, you can “Be­come a Friend” of the On­tario Wood­lot As­so­ci­a­tion. Visit www.on­tar­i­owood­ and se­lect “Sup­port Us.” You will find how you can help the OWA, and they in turn can take your mes­sage to the var­i­ous govern­ment bod­ies upon which they are rep­re­sented.

Robin Flock­ton, Ap­ple Hill

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