Bishop’s ski trail ­neighbours speak for the trees

By Gordon Lambie
Bishop’s  ski trail ­neighbours speak for the trees
Patrick Draper standing alongside a mangled tree trunk on a new section of Bishop's University's cross country ski trails. (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

Late last week Patrick and Kathleen Draper sent a message to several members of the Bishop’s University community as well as the Mayor of Sherbrooke and Lennoxville’s borough council to express concerns about work being done on the cross country ski trails at the Old Lennoxville Golf Course. In their message the brother and sister, whose property borders on the golf course, noted that a large number of healthy, mature trees had been cut down in the name of clearing the new trail and questioned whether the environmental impact of the decision had been considered. “I think it’s a gem,” Patrick Draper told The Record on Monday, speaking of the mostly undeveloped land between the golf course and the river where the trails have been cleared. “The university is so fortunate to have that.” See full story in the Tuesday, Dec. 4 edition of The Record.

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