OFFICIAL – Sumas Mountain Quarry application DENIED
Time to celebrate! Our #SaveSumas team just received official word from the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources that the Sumas Mountain Quarry proposal has been denied, and the proponent has relinquished his mineral rights on Sumas Mountain. The icing on the cake to this news is that the Ministry has also confirmed it has started a process which will ensure this area of Sumas Mountain is permanently protected from any further mining claims. The #SaveSumas team has been engaged to work with the Ministry in this process.
A huge THANK YOU goes to everyone who got involved in the #SaveSumas campaign. You sent letters, posted #SaveSumas photos and stories to social media, came out to our #SaveSumas events, and signed the petition. Everything you did made a difference, and our trail users will be able hike, run, and ride Sumas Mountain for years to come because YOU took action! This is a proud day for our trail community in the Fraser Valley! It was incredible to see the different brands of trail users unite to make a difference. Together we are a powerful force!
A special thank you goes out to the team who nailed the plan and stuck with it to the end – Paul Enns of Run for Water, Carlos Zamora of the Abbotsford Trail Running Club, and Chris Friesen and Rocky Blondin from the FVMBA.
Stay tuned for details of a #WeSavedSumas celebration to happen at one of our fine local establishments very soon!
Steve Bennett (#SaveSumas Coalition Lead)