Deforestation frustration: Woods behind Stittsville school set to be cut down

By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen

When a letter landed in his mailbox on March 3 with the news that the wooded area behind his The woods, a thin strip of forest about 100 metres long and 30 metres deep, is on the grounds of Westwind Public School on Hartsmere Drive.

Last week, the school informed neighbours that most of the woods would be cut down before April 15 to make room for a play area and small sports field, leaving a smaller wooded area and a buffer of trees.Stittsville home would be cut down within weeks, Blair Jackson had to reread it a few times to make sure it wasn’t a hoax.

...Jackson considers the wooded pocket to be a community ecological asset that should be used as a living classroom. 

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