Pacific Spirit Regional Park is one of our region’s ecological treasures and receives thousands of visitors a year.
Within the park lies Camosun Bog, a unique and fragile ecosystem that is home to dozens of plant and animal species. It’s also an area that is deeply loved by the community.
The Camosun Bog is a threatened ecosystem that has existed for 2000 years. But in less than 75 years, this precious ecosystem was almost destroyed due to population pressure, dumping, invasive species, and an overall lack of care and understanding.
Sharing the love
Pacific Parklands Foundation partnered with the enthusiastic volunteers at the Camosun Bog Restoration Society, also known as the “Crazy Boggers”, to help restore the bog and to educate people about it so that it can be protected for future generations.
A catalyst for action
Together with our partners, we created the Camosun Bog Self-Guided Nature Walk.
The nature walk has over 300 metres of wooden walkway, plus special viewing and teaching areas. The boardwalk protects and conserves the fragile habitat and allows closer access to the bog for visitors, including for seniors and those who use wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers.
The restoration of this special BC ecosystem is now a model for the rehabilitation of other ecologically sensitive areas, such as the bog in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
“The bog is a beautiful place on many levels. It’s physically and biologically enchanting… I guess we all knew and still know that we are contributing to something far greater than ourselves.”