Protesters Stall Eagles' Nest Removal
Thursday, January 24 2013 @ 06:32 PM EST
Contributed by: gemini
By Brent Richter, North Shore News
An arbourist waits patiently in an East Esplanade treetop under an eagle's nest built last year while protestors gather at the base of the tree.
Photograph by: NEWS photo , Mike Wakefield
Low Level Road work requires cottonwood with nest to go
AN impromptu protest has delayed the removal of a tree containing an uninhabited eagles' nest built last year on Port Metro Vancouver property.
PMV had sent an arbourist to cut down the tree on the 200-block of East Esplanade Tuesday morning to make room for roadwork and Spirit Trail connections coming with the Low Level Road project. But a small group of protesters crowded the base of the tree, preventing work crews from bringing it down.
It's unclear when PMV will make another attempt to fall the tree, but it has been given the OK by the province.
Never before taking on the role of activist, Randy Burke, director of Bluewater Adventures on First Street, found himself taking the morning off from work to stand watch over the tree.
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