Stop the Permanent Destruction of Greenspace in Deep Cove’s Naughton Nature Park

Stop the Permanent Destruction of Greenspace in Deep Cove’s Naughton Nature Park

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John Lawless started this petition to Mike Little (Mayor, District of North Vancouver) and

The District of North Vancouver has to replace the main water and sewer lines that run under Gallant Avenue. To manage traffic during this project, the DNV made the decision to push a new temporary road through into the centre of Deep Cove rather than implement a strategy to reduce and reroute traffic for the 5-6 months of the construction.

As you can see from the above photo, this road has now destroyed a decades old forest and animal habitat, including 35 mature trees. Once completed, this road will also turn what is now a quiet and safe neighbourhood and walkway into a busy roadway that will be used by 300-400 vehicles per hour.

In communications dated February 3rd, the District stated that in June 2021 there will be a public consultation on the temporary road, and whether or not it will be made permanent. We are launching this petition to ensure the community has a clear understanding of what is a stake in the matter and ensure we have a strong voice in the outcome.

Our Petition

As a group of long time Deep Cove community members, we are calling on Mayor Little and Council and senior city staff to:

·      Recognise that the preservation of local greenspace and animal habitat is central to human communities, and is a core value of all North Vancouver neighbourhoods, including Deep Cove. All urban forests are precious and we should do all we can to protect them.

·      Recognise that this roadway is intrinsically unsafe for people living in our community;

·      Recognise that this roadway is fundamentally unnecessary for our community, local businesses or the district.

For these reasons we are calling on Mayor Little and DNV Council and senior city staff to:

1)    Dismantle the temporary road upon completion of the sewer line project. The sewer project was the stated reason for the destruction of the forest and once it is completed there is no further reason for the road.

2)    Create and implement a long term plan for the restoration of the forest and animal habitat, with input from the community.

We hope you will support this petition by signing and make your voice known to our municipal leaders!

PS our facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/474309233570642

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