Burnaby creek named for BCIT Rivers Institute Chair Mark Angelo

Mark Angelo

Mark Angelo

Internationally acclaimed river conservationist, speaker, and writer Mark Angelo has had a creek named in his honour.

Angelo Creek, which flows southeast to Deer Lake through Burnaby’s Central Valley watershed, was recently named for the Burnaby resident and chair emeritus of the Rivers Institute at BCIT.

Angelo Creek is one of 39 newly named Burnaby waterways, part of the Heritage Creek Name Project, with names nominated by members of the public.

Widely renowned as a passionate and articulate advocate for our waterways, Mark has received the Order of Canada in recognition of his river conservation efforts both at home and abroad. Among his numerous awards, he has received the inaugural United Nations International Year of Fresh Water Stewardship Award, the Order of British Columbia, the National River Conservation Award, and an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University. He is also the chair and founder of both BC and World Rivers Day, an event now celebrated by millions of participants across more than 60 countries on the last Sunday of each September.

Read more in a Burnaby Now article.

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