12-year-old girl’s heartfelt letter saves B.C. forest

Olivia Peters is being hailed by environmental activists around the web today for saving an entire Surrey, B.C. forest from bulldozers with her words.

The fact that she’s in Grade 6 makes her story all the more impressive.

In an open letter to Mayor Dianne Watts published in Surrey’s Now newspaper last month, 12-year-old Olivia made a strong case against a construction project that would have eliminated a patch of old-growth forest near her family’s home.

Read full story by Lauren O’Neil at:

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