He may be gone, but he’s not forgotten.
A wetland adjacent to Campbell River’s Jubilee Heights subdivision will be officially named Burrell’s Bog as a tribute to the late Ron Burrell.
“The name recognizes his efforts to reduce harm to the approximately six-hectare wetland when south Dogwood Street was extended and connected to the Jubilee Parkway in the mid to late 1990s,” Mayor Andy Adams tells Vista Radio.
At their latest meeting, council noted naming the bog after Burrell is a fitting tribute for his contributions through Rotary, the Beaver Lodge Trust Committee, the City’s Environmental Advisory Committee, and Greenways Land Trust.
The wetland is partially on Beaver Lodge Forest Lands and partially on City property, with the majority of the wetland on a City-owned parcel that was dedicated during the subdivision of the Jubilee Heights development.
Given the rarity and sensitivity of the wetland, and its habitat value, the City says this area remains largely inaccessible. It adds, “Bogs, which are a type of wetland, are uncommon on Vancouver Island.”