Letters: Park is a tiny gem

Local residents come to defense of Flea Beach and society

Flea Beach is a lovely pocket park, and yes, it has trees, as do most parks in British Columbia. While one dangerously leaning tree has been removed, after appropriate approval from the CRD, trees are an integral part of the park.

Unfortunately, Flea Beach has already undergone the deprivations of illegal tree-cutting on at least two separate occasions, with the area nearest Seaside Drive effectively clear-cut in secretive, night-time operations. Now the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society will have to spend money to remediate this clear-cut swath, in addition to organizing road repair and protecting the rustic quality of this tiny gem of a public park.

I, along with many others, have already given our personal input through a public meeting, personal communications and internet discussions with the Society, which has welcomed all input from the community and beyond.

Kudos to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society for taking local responsibility for this park.

Diane Dieter

Shirley

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