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Our Story

How we came together to help preserve the "Lungs of the Lower Mainland".

The Burns Bog Conservation Society was officially formed in 1988 by a group of citizens concerned with the protection (or lack thereof) of Burns Bog. This group of dedicated individuals helped to save Burns Bog from various development proposals. In 2004, over 5,000 acres of Burns Bog was purchased by the City of Delta, Metro Vancouver, the Province of BC, and the Federal Government. This land was set aside as an ecological conservancy, limiting public access to these lands. The Burns Bog Conservation Society now holds education and stewardship events solely in the Delta Nature Reserve, where the public is able to join our hardworking staff. The Society continues to advocate for the protection of the remaining area of Burns Bog that falls outside of the Conservation Area, but is critical for plants and wildlife.

our vision

Keeping Burns Bog and other peatlands safe.

our mission

Saving Burns Bog and other peatlands through education and research.

They need to be saved for us, wildlife, and the planet.