Open house planned on MK Delta Lands plan

Burns Bog Conservation Society warns development will damage the unique bog

Area in North Delta slated for development.

Area in North Delta slated for development.

A group looking to develop a prized ecosystem in North Delta is holding a public consultation meeting next week.

MK Delta Lands Group is planning a comprehensive development on a 36-hectare (89 acre) parcel of land on the southeast corner of Highway 91 and 72 Avenue.

The development would include urban uses, natural habitats, public open spaces and greenways.

The area has been a hotbed of environmental protectionism for some time.

Eliza Olson, president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society, is concerned the development will damage the unique ecosystem of Burns Bog, sometimes referred to the Lungs of the Lower Mainland.

“The land fill needed to convert this property will pollute the bog, causing lasting damage,” Olson said in a release this week. “And the construction and increased density will add even more traffic, overwhelming an already packed intersection.”

She asserts the development will be “bad for the Bog and bad for Delta.”

There will be an open house regarding the MK Delta Lands proposal on Thursday, Oct. 18, at North Delta Secondary School at 11447 82 Ave.

A full video of the MK Delta Lands proposal made to the Corporation of Delta is on Youtube

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