October Morning at Upton Farm

(Photo Credit: Kathy Kennedy)

Looking at this photo, one is reminded of the words of Joni Mitchell in her song, “Big Yellow Taxi:”

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone

IF you recognize what we have at Upton Farm please send a letter to any of the following people (or ALL of them) who are responsible for the fate of the Farmlands. Remind them that they can demonstrate their leadership and concern for our environment by saving these lands as greenspace. Please tell them that it’s not right for the federal government to build a mega housing development on the coastline of PEI, endangering an adjacent fishing ground and competing with Island home developers in the area. Bring to their attention that there are already 279 serviced lots in the West Royalty area surrounding Upton Farm, and 110 new lots now being prepared across the North River in Cornwall. Clearly, this island does not need more houses, but it does need public access to our coastline. If we do not plan ahead now, it will be gone.

Please tell the following people your concerns:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper: pm@pm.gc.ca
Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon:
"Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P." <mintc@tc.gc.ca>
Minister responsible for ACOA and the Atlantic Provinces,
Peter MacKay:mackay.p@parl.gc.ca
PEI Premier Robert Ghiz: rwjghiz@gov.pe.ca
Minister of Development Richard Brown: rebrown@gov.pe.ca
Speaker of the House Kathleen Casey:  kmcasey@gov.pe.ca
Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee: Mayor@city.charlottetown.pe.ca
Charlottetown City Councillor Cecil Villard: cfvillard@gov.pe.ca