From Our Editors
In 1988, Burns Bog was on the brink of destruction. Plans were in place to dump 20 feet worth of landfill over it and convert what was left into commercial, residential, and industrial space. But 20 concerned locals decided to fight. Not only did they stop the development, but they also founded a conservation society to ensure long-term protection of the bog and the flora and fauna that live there. Here are just a few of ways they continue to do just that:
- Educational Outreach: Through nature walks and other such events, the conservation group informs the public about the importance of the world's peatlands.
- Summer Camps: Week-long camps with themes like Animal Mania and Wilderness Survivor teach wee ones the importance of nature through fun crafts, experiments, and games.
- Stepping Into Nature Festival: This four-day event encourages students to switch off their smartphones and other electronic distractions and simply coexist with nature.