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You’re invited to celebrate Giving Tuesday with us!

The Burns Bog Conservation Society aims to educate and engage the public on the importance of protecting Burns Bog & the world’s peatlands. We achieve our goals through education programs. These programs allow people of all ages to learn about Burns Bog, the largest undeveloped urban landmass in North America. What We Do: – Conduct [...]

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We would love to meet you!

The Society is out-and-about most of November at different events around the Lower Mainland. We would love to meet you, your friends & your family! Here is a list of places you can find us: Nov. 11, 2016 – North Delta Social Heart Remembrance Day Service, North Delta Social Heart Plaza (11415 84 Avenue), 10:40am [...]

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Burns Bog Fire cost over $500,000

According to the Corporation of Delta, efforts to put out the Burns Bog fire in July cost more than $500,000. The Corporation of Delta is applying to the province to recover some of the fire expenses. The fire broke out on July 3, 2016 on the west side of Burns Bog. Some highways and parts [...]

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The Society needs your votes!

The Burns Bog Conservation Society is nominated for the “Best Community Impact” award at this year’s Small Business BC Awards. We need your votes to win the award! Click the link here: Cast your vote! Leave a comment and tell us why you think we should receive this award. Voting ends on November 30, 2016. [...]

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A Trip to an Irish Bog – or two!

In all my years of reading, including many historical, and yes, romance novels, about Ireland, I never thought I would actually get there. But I did. My cousin and I recently made a trip to Scotland and Ireland, tracing our family roots. Our fathers’ ancestors came from County Tipperary in Ireland. Of course, being involved [...]

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Learn more about Burns Bog & peatlands!

The folks at Watershed Sentinel asked the Society to write articles about Burns Bog & peatlands for the September/October issue of their magazine. The Watershed Sentinel has made both articles about Burns Bog available online. Click here to read the article about Burns Bog. Click here to read the article about wildlife in Burns Bog. [...]

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Can you escape our new hair-raising fundraiser?

You are trapped in an alternate reality where you and your friends or family sneak into Burns Bog on All Hallows’ Eve. Tethered to the land are the eight souls of World War II soldiers, killed by bombs made of the very peat you are standing on! You must free their souls, or risk being [...]

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Delta Council passed 3rd reading of MK Delta’s plans in Burns Bog. What’s next?

Delta Mayor and Council passed third reading of MK Delta Lands Group’s plans in Burns Bog on July 26, 2016. The next step for MK Delta’s application is for the Corporation to apply to the BC Agriculture Land Commission for rezoning. Our fight does not stop here. We need your help to tell the Agriculture Land [...]

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