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Group Hike on the South Fraser Witness Trail – Fri. Nov. 5

November 3, 2010

Red legged frog on the South Fraser Witness Trail

Photo: Red legged frog on the South Fraser Witness Trail

“Did you hear the one about why the red-legged frogs crossed the road? Well, probably not, because they never made it to the other side.”

— Globe and Mail article about the failed mitigation of the Sea to Sky Highway

The South Fraser Witness Trail was begun in 2009 by volunteers from Surrey Environmental Partners and the Wilderness Committee. It follows the route of the proposed South Fraser Perimeter Road through an urban forest in Surrey. Named as one of the city’s five major natural area hubs in a recent study, it is home to deer, beavers, herons, owls, salmon, and endangered species such as the Red legged frog and Pacific water shrew. (As of yet there are no “underpasses” planned for Surrey’s Red legged frogs)

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!

When: Friday November 5, 3:15 pm (not 3:00 pm as listed above)
Where: 168 St. & 108 Ave. in Surrey (meet at bus stop – 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.)

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 witnesstrail@gmail.com

For detailed information, including a downloadable trail map and brochure, visit:
www.gatewaysucks.org/trail

For background information visit:
www.wildernesscommittee.org/bend

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