Gallery: 12-Year-Old Girl’s Letter to Mayor Helps Save a City Forest in...


In 2009, 12-year-old Olivia Peters and her mother were out for a walk through a small forest in their hometown of Surrey, British Columbia when they discovered many of the trees there, some nearly a century old, had been marked with orange paint and numbered tags. After learning that the woods were slated to be chopped down to make room for a new housing development, Olivia knew that she needed to do her part to save them.

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  1. liaisonsus April 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Correction on my previous post: we would NOT be in the mess we are in today!

  2. liaisonsus April 12, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    It only takes one person to make a difference! If more people spoke up, we may be in the mess we are in today and more efforts should be made around the World to preserve and reforest areas decimated by mindless and greedy humans!

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