Community Papers

Surrey conservationists honoured by the city

Wady Lehmann - Leader file photo
Wady Lehmann
— image credit: Leader file photo

Green Timbers conservationists, Wady and Betty Lehmann, were honoured Wednesday afternoon with the naming of “Lehmann Grove” at the Surrey Nature Centre.

The Lehmanns’ daughter Susan Lehmann was present at the event to accept the honour on behalf of her parents, who are now deceased.

In the late 1980s, Wady and Betty Lehmann were instrumental in the campaign to preserve Green Timbers Urban Forest and its ecological value to Surrey, and continued to work as stewards of the forest for the next 30 years. Green Timbers Urban Forest, 183 hectares (452 acres) in size, also includes wetlands, a lake, fishing dock, grassland meadows and nature trails.

“Wady and Betty Lehmann were true visionaries of our city. They had the foresight to see the jewel that is Green Timbers Urban Forest and their tireless work to conserve this green space is the lasting legacy they leave to the residents of Surrey” said Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “Thanks to their efforts, Green Timbers is an essential piece of our city’s green heritage; rich in beautiful parks, agriculture and natural areas.”

Green Timbers Urban Forest provides wildlife habitat, contributes to cleaner air and water and reduced air and noise pollution, and provides natural beauty and recreational opportunities for Surrey residents and visitors.

For more information on the history of Green Timbers Urban Forest visit www.surrey.ca/parks

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Emission limits set for B.C. LNG producers
 
Upgrades completed at Lake Country facility
 
West Kootenay/Boundary candidate numbers up slightly over 2011
District of Sparwood receives energy award for Leisure Centre retrofit
 
City supports new liquor licence for Red Tree Lodge
 
Peachland set to walk for dog guides
Missing Andrew Evans
 
Council restores firefighter positions
 
Skills upgrading for emergency responders