Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association (DRBIPA) is a nonprofit society providing the community with opportunities to preserve, protect and enhance the natural environment of Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks through education events, community involvement, and land preservation opportunities.
The DRBIPA Board is a group of individuals who love the parks. We come from all walks of life and have different interests within the parks, but we all share a desire to ensure these green spaces endure for generations to come.
Join us for fun annual events like the Bedford Channel Paddle and Heritage Apple Day and other educational and recreational activities like guided nature walks.
The organization works closely with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks to promote and protect the finest regional park system on our continent. We work hard to provide the public with educational and volunteer opportunities. Help promote our lovely green mossy trails in the parks for the differing needs of various users: walkers, cyclists, runners, disabled users, horse riders, and dog walkers – become a DRBIPA Park Ambassador!
Park Ambassadors work on special projects like helping plant new shrubs to stop erosion on Brae Island and pull out ivy that is climbing trees and smothering native plants on the forest floor. Volunteers help out at events, provide trail etiquette tips to trail users, complete conservation projects, and so much more!
Through Pacific Parklands Foundation DRBIPA accepts donations eligible for tax receipts.