Take Action!

Writing a letter to your elected politicians is one of the most powerful things you can do to help us protect this forest! Please write a short letter or e-mail to your politician(s) and tell them your concerns.

Quick Tips:

  • Include your name, address, postal code and phone number
  • Personalize your letter by explaining why the Cariboo Heights forest matters to you
  • State your concerns
  • Be brief and courteous, include a thank you
  • Ask for a response (or they may not reply)
  • Ask the City of Burnaby to:
    • Rezone the Cariboo Heights forest to protect it from development
    • Keep the forest and creeks as natural forest and wildlife habitat
  • Address your email to one politician at a time to avoid your email going into their spam folder

You may want to include one or two of these points in your letter.

Preserving the Cariboo Heights Forest will:

  • Conserve wildlife habitat and a wildlife corridor
  • Protect biodiversity and habitat for endangered species
  • Preserve a larger buffer zone for a grove of significant old trees that survived logging
  • Safeguard a beautiful natural forest for people to connect with nature
  • Protect the last natural part of the upper Brunette River watershed to maintain good water quality for fish, including juvenile and spawning salmon
  • Contribute to climate change mitigation and help achieve Burnaby’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2050
  • Provide valuable environmental services that will save the City of Burnaby millions of dollars over the next 100 years
  • Save part of Burnaby’s heritage
  • Help the City of Burnaby to meet its goals to have healthy and resilient communities, watersheds and ecosystems in a walkable and bikeable city

 

Your City of Burnaby representatives:

 

Mailing Address:

City of Burnaby
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2