I declare that you matter to me and to many friends who care about the future of the land that we live on together. We bear witness to your beauty and vitality and irreplaceable importance to all living things around you and to the air we breathe. I pray that Trans Mountain will not kill you. And may the politicians finally stop enabling the destruction of your kind and, with open eyes and hearts and due concern for future generations, start protecting you. Whatever happens next, you have my promise to keep speaking out on your behalf.