Update January 24, 2012
For 13 days citizens have braved the cold to protest against plans by Spray Lake Sawmills (SLS) to clearcut
Today, Monday January 23, a large number of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) Officers and
Late in the day, SRD officers arrived at the protest site to serve a “Trespasser Declaration” which says
Given the Trespasser Declaration and the large number of SRD and SLS staff and contractors in the area,
The protest site is at the Corrals, approximately 1.7 km past the Castle Special Management Area (Forest
Experts on grizzly bears and watershed health have spoken out against the logging, citing irreversible
Local wilderness-based businesses are concerned that the proposed logging will damage their business
Citizens are having a hard time understanding why, after thousands of opposition e-mails, five rallies and
Local residents feel that SLS and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development have chosen a place to
For more information:
Four days on Sat. Jan. 14th and counting, holding back the clear-cut logging in the Castle Special Place protected area. For more info on this businesses + residents+ outdoor enthusiasts+ conservation group action: Facebook "like" Stop Castle Logging; website www.savethecastle.org; blog at www.stopcastlelogging.org and media release.
Follow signs to Castle Mountain Resort, Alberta. West of Beaver Mines on #774, drive 1.7 kms past the Castle Special Management Area / Forestry entrance. On left hand side. (Coordinates 49.418126 N, 114.289171 W).
CAN’T COME? – HELP BY
TO VOLUNTEER FOR A SHIFT ON SITE:
Come anytime during daylight, Saturday, Jan 14. For days after:
Phone Peter Sherrington 403 627-3522 email@example.com; or Carolyn Aspeslet at Castle Crown Wilderness Coalition office 9:30 am to 2:30 pm 403 627-5059 or evenings 403 628-3528, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Judd 403 627-2949.
REMEMBER IF COMING:
Car pool. Dress warm (layers); outfitters tent to warm-up in. Come self contained (snacks, lunch, water, etc). Please remember that there are no facilities of any kind. Outhouses are further along the road at the Syncline x-country parking lot, or store with food & washrooms in Beaver Mines.
To keep the camp a peaceful, lawful and respectful site. Saving the Castle protected area & all there deserve that respect.