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One month after destructive windstorm, parts of Burns Bog still inaccessible

Last Updated Jan 21, 2019 at 10:42 am PDT

On Jan. 20, 2019, a sign indicates a trail at Burns Bog remains closed, a month after a destructive storm downed trees and damaged a boardwalk in the area. (Tim James, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

December storm uprooted trees, damaged a boardwalk at Burns Bog

Burns Bog Conservation Society doesn't believe repairs since the December storm have been a priority

DETLA (NEWS 1130) – It’s been one month since a destructive windstorm slammed into the Lower Mainland, and the effects can still be seen.

In Delta, some popular walking trails in Burns Bog remain off limits and it’s not clear when they’ll re-open. The December storm uprooted trees and damaged a boardwalk.

Yellow caution tape remains up in the area.

Eliza Olson with the Burns Bog Conservation Society hopes the repairs are made soon. “It’s the responsibility, now, of the City of Delta.”

But she doesn’t believe repairs have been a priority.

“I don’t think they have people down there very often — I’ve heard, once a month. We’ve seen them. When some of our staff are down there, they could tell that there were people busy working and doing their best to repair everything.”

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Olson says she’s been getting calls from people who feel the repairs need to be done faster. “We’ve had numerous calls at the office, complaining. But we’re no longer responsible for maintaining it.”

She tells us if the society was still in charge of maintaining the Delta Nature Reserve, you’d probably see volunteers down there today doing all they could to re-open the trails.