In my neck of the woods, there is a protected area that we know as “Colony Farms”. It has been a farm for a century and is now owned by Metro Vancouver. It is an important part of the eco-system of our area, providing a nesting sight for Herons and birds alike. Lately though, with the expansion of the Port Mann Bridge, Metro Vancouver has started a “Restoration and Enhancement” program which they claim will help with Salmon spawning, provide new areas for wildlife to survive, etc. Right now though the area looks like a huge construction site, with dump trucks and diggers all over the area. They have also been working during the night with huge lights and trucks and digging, well past 2am! By-laws anyone? If I played my radio too loud my neighbors could call the by-law officers or police! I did email Metro Vancouver voicing my concerns, and of course they emailed and explained why they are working at night, blah blah.
Anyway, that feels better. I’ll try to post something a little more coherent later.