Over the weekend, off highway vehicle (OHV) users from all across the province headed to the legislature to hold a rally against their expulsion from the newly created Castle Wilderness Park.
The OHV users feel they were misled by Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, who assured them in writing that they would be allowed to remain within the boundaries of the park after it’s creation.
The off highway users have been holding their own town halls and rallies. I attended one in Edmonton to do what the NDP refuse to do: Listen to these folks.
Those who rallied at the legislature have built and managed 850 kms of trails and bridges in Castle Park on their own. They’ve done it all sustainably while respecting the environment and without any government funds.
If the government wants to get people engaged in an actual conversation, they should be talking to off highway vehicle users about how it's done, not kicking them out because some environmental activist groups say so.
Help me fight back against urban bureaucrats who listen to out of country environmentalists instead of the Albertans who actually use the land.
I have a petition asking Minister Shannon Phillips to keep her promise to off highway vehicle users and allow them back into Castle Park to enjoy the trail system they built themselves.
Please go to StopRuiningFun.ca and add your name to the list of Albertans who want to keep public land truly public.