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Surrey Group Fighting Habitat Destruction Holds Forced to Move Sale

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The Pcific Water Shrew

The Burns Bog Conservation Society launched a legal action in November to stop construction of the South Fraser Freeway from causing irreparable damage to critical habitat in the Fraser wetlands. Despite the lawsuit, preparation for the controversial truck route is proceeding and presently includes clear cutting in the vicinity of  Surrey Bend's unique eco-system, along the South Fraser Witness Trail.

Ben West of the Wilderness Committee spoke out in a recent video condemning this ongoing destruction as unacceptable since a lawsuit for the protection of endangered species and public interests is pending.

Concerned citizens South of the Fraser are rallying in support of the lawsuit in order to halt the devastation the South Fraser Freeway will bring. In late January a large crowd,  including Guy Gentner and Vicki Huntington, enjoyed  a Musical Benefit dinner in Ladner, to help with funding.

This weekend people will have the chance to support species at risk, that are being displaced, like the Pacific Water Shrew,  at a "Forced to Move" Sale being held at Bridgeview Hall Fleamarket.

"The people who had to move out of their neighbourhoods, because their homes were demolished can at least speak for themselves" says Bernadette Keenan of the Bridgeview Community Action Group "but the  wilderness creatures who have their habitat smashed, have no voice unless we speak for them"

So she is inviting everyone to come out to a Flea Market Fundraiser, benefiting Burns Bog, and dedicated to help all the animals (and the people)  "Forced to Move" by this Freeway Project.

The Flea Market will be held  Sunday, February 13, from 7:00am - 3:00pm at Bridgeview Hall, 11475 - 126A Street, Surrey, BC (10 minutes walk from Scott Road Sky Train Station) and features many bargains like buck-a-bag books and clothes plus treasures such as original silk flower arrangements suitable for your special Valentine.

There will also be the opportunity to sign the Sand For Shirley Petition www.sandforshirley.ca and learn about how to get involved in finding more environmentally friendly transportation solutions .  Freeways can be stopped. There is a better way.

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