3:10 – 4:00pm
One Bull Mastiff
One Australian Cattle Dog
Two Scottish Terriers
Same for owners
The many people walking their dogs that afternoon all value our unique Community Forest just as some of Cranbrook’s population did over one hundred years ago. The desire to preserve this area is not new. In fact our hopes have expanded considerably since then. Let's hope we don't have to wait another hundred years before we know this area is truly safe from roads and development.
In an article in the Cranbrook Herald on September 17th 1908 there was a call for the City of Cranbrook to purchase part of the land at that time owned by Robinson and McKenzie.
“It is the opinion of a number of citizens that the city should purchase a portion of this, including the lake for the purpose of establishing a public park”
The idea at the time to pump in fresh spring water and develop a lake suitable for swimming may have been a tad unrealistic however. Motor cars were a new invention and the future damage they were to eventually inflict on our environment was not yet foreseen. Although the ideas in this article might give us a chuckle, the fact remains many Cranbrook residents have recognised this piece of property for its natural value for over one hundred years. The land and more now known as Cranbrook Community Forest is treasured by many for its unique nature, its wildlife, its proximity to the city, its unfettered trails that can be used year round and many other reasons which you might like to tell us about.
Cranbrook Herald September 17th 1908
Information for membership in the Cranbrook Community Forest Society is provided on the Community Forest website at: http://www.cranbrookcommunityforest.com/
|More of man's greatest friends with their human companions enjoying our community forest on different days.|