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Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog, poetry and short story blog about my life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Avatar Grove Saved
Avatar Grove has been protected from logging and mining. This post is for ABC Wednesday where the letter is "G" for Grove and Our World Tuesday. I may also pop this in for Wordless Wednesday With Words and Outdoors Wednesday and Nature Notes Wednesday. It is my first time at most of these so I will collect your badges and add them on. I also want to try out Sweet Shot Tuesday.
Avatar Grove is a 59 hectare grove of giant, old-growth trees near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. Around 2009 it had been flagged for logging by the logging company. In December of 2009 members of the Ancient Forest Alliance came across the valley bottom of large old-growth cedars and firs. A campaign of education was commenced with the final outcome of the Province announcing recently legislation to protect the area from harvesting. It is a great success story for environmentalism carried out in such a smart way by the AFA.