Jog for the Bog: International Bog Day 2012 at Burns Bog

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International Bog Day began in Scotland in 1991 and is now celebrated every year throughout Northern Europe, Canada, and the USA on the 4th Sunday in July. Our very own Burns Bog has participated for several years and now they’re hosting Jog for the Bog as well.

Pilgrimage to Burns Bog
Photo credit: StopThePave on Flickr

What A 10km and 5km run through Burns Bog (chip-timed, register here) supporting the Burns Bog Conservation Society’s education programs, maintenance of the Delta Nature Reserve boardwalks and outreach campaign.

When Sunday, July 29, 2012 from with registration at 8:00am, staggered start times, a pancake breakfast at 10:00am and the run awards at 10:30am.

Where The run starts from 10388 Nordel Court (at Planet Ice).

Aside from Jog for the Bog, International Bog Day festivities will take place from 10:30am to 3:00pm with entertainment, activities, and environmental awareness campaigns. There will also be free yoga presented by Healing Movements.

Burns Bog, the “lungs of the Lower Mainland,” is a globally unique ecosystem. It filters fresh water, keeps mass amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere, and houses numerous rare and endangered plant and wildlife species. Despite this, Burns Bog is constantly under threat. The Burns Bog Conservation Society exists to help make sure the bog receives the protection it needs through education and advocacy.

Follow Burns Bog on Twitter and Facebook for more information about International Bog Day, the Conservation Society, educational programs, and more.

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