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Happy World Wetlands Day 2017!

Happy World Wetlands Day! All around the world people take this day to remember the great value of our natural treasures. Your wetlands are the hidden gems of nature. We do well for ourselves and the environment when we stand up for our wetlands. Wetlands are nature’s shield and they help prevent flooding. The UN [...]

Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Start up the bagpipes and bring out the haggis! Today is Robbie Burn’s day, or as it is commonly called, Burn’s Night. Every year Scots around the world honor Scotland’s best poet. The celebration takes place every year on his birthday, January 25th.  The evening is a mix of song, speeches and food. To start [...]

Adopt-an-animal – the best gift for nature lovers

With this collection of local animals, you’re likely to find the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life! For only $33 you can help to protect this globally unique ecosystem and the animals that live here.  Your help extends beyond this holiday season. Included is an adoption certificate package that makes a great gift [...]

Calling all budding artists, builders, & writers!

We are kicking off our 2nd annual art contest, “A Bog’s Life!” This art contest is open to all BC elementary & high school students. Students can create any form of art (e.g. drawing, story, photography, sculpture, painting, etc) to illustrate Burns bog’s environment, wildlife, or the Delta Nature Reserve. Art pieces must represent some [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]