On Aug. 29, a severe windstorm caused significant damage in the Valley. Mission’s jewel, Fraser River Heritage Park, was left with numerous tree limbs fallen, some serious damage to some trees, leaves fallen everywhere, etc. The park was a mess, but over the next few days, Mission Heritage Association staff and volunteers tackled the cleanup job and put everything back to normal.
On Sept. 13, two weeks later, we participated in the annual Paws for a Cause Walk for the SPCA in Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park, the jewel of that city. Fallen trees, limbs, and leaves still litter the ground everywhere there. It looked like the windstorm hit just the day before.
We couldn’t help but wonder if this unfortunate civic inattention might raise concern for the future of Fraser River Heritage Park once the MHA is no longer involved after Dec. 31.
Brian and Sue Antonson