Protest planned against logging in the Ghost watershed
COLETTE DERWORIZ, CALGARY HERALD
Published on: October 29, 2015 Last Updated: November 3, 2015 9:54 AM MST
A protest to halt the logging in the Ghost watershed is scheduled for Saturday as a petition grows.
The rally, which comes on the heels of a lone protest from a Calgary man last weekend, will be held at the intersection of Highway 1A and Highway 40 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
It comes as a petition to stop the logging has surpassed 500 names.
The logging has raised concerns in the Ghost Valley, where residents are worried it could damage the health of a sensitive watershed, increase the risk of future flooding, and disturb important habitat for both grizzly bears and trumpeter swans.
It has also has resonated with Calgarians, because the area is one of the sources of the cityís drinking water.
One Calgary supporter reportedly held a lone protest last weekend by holding a sign expressing his support for the community.
ďThe response of gratitude and requests to participate have led this Calgary supporter to invite others to join him this Saturday,Ē said Sharon MacDonald, a resident of the Ghost Valley.
Although itís not being organized by the residents of the area, she said itís expected some will attend, as well as others from Calgary, Canmore and Cochrane.http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/protest-planned-against-logging-in-the-ghost-watershed