protest symbolized by the adopted trees spoke clearly and strongly
about the strength of conviction of people who know that we cannot
have a healthy body or a healthy economy unless we have a sound and
ruthless insensitivity of SaskPower is only one example of the forces
that pursue short term goals at the expense of the long-term and
permanent destruction of the system that sustains our very life.
The many adopted trees may not have stopped this SaskPower destruction,
but it did cause the Environment Department Regulators to impose
conditions that reduced the degree of impact of the project. Without
the support we received, that would not have happened.
the support expressed by the "Forest of Protest" is really a universal
sign of concern for the protection of the environment from the
brutal disregard of industry and short-sighted government alike,
the protest should continue.
this particular arena of boreal forest, good and evil fought, and
evil may have won, but it is vital to all of us that evil not win
the war. To this end, the "Forest of Protest" at Friendly Forest
will continue. Trees that survive will continue to stand as a sign
of protest, and those who have adopted destroyed trees are invited
to visit Friendly Forest to select a surviving tree that will continue
to stand for them in this protest.