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September 2019

Brae Island Vegetation and Climate, Past and Future

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brae Island Regional Park, 9451 Glover Road
Langley, BC
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DRBIPA 2019 Guided Nature Walk Series: Join David Clements - researcher, writer, and professor of biology and environmental studies at Trinity Western University - as he leads us on a guided walk along Tavistock Trail on Brae Island. Learn about the botanical history of the area and the effect of climate change on our native plant species. We will be meeting at the day-use area in front of the washrooms at 9:55am. Please RSVP if possible so we know how…

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October 2019

Heritage Apple Day 2019

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Heritage Area 10716 Allard Crescent, Derby Reach Regional Park
Langley, BC Canada
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Celebrate the unique heritage of Derby Reach and historic Langley, BC at this free family-friendly event. Join us at the 15th annual Heritage Apple Day, back by popular demand!   Drop by the Derby Reach Regional Park Heritage Area any time between 11am and 2pm to join the festivities: -apple tastings and sampling -interactive demonstrations and tours -enjoy fiddlers, artists, and historians OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Mushroom Foray at Derby Reach

October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Derby Reach Heritage Area

DRBIPA 2019 Guided Walk Series: Join our expert guide for an ecologically focused mushroom foray along the Houston Trail. Willoughby Arevalo, international mycologist and author, will lead us on this walk to learn all things mushroom! Such as ID and meaning, culinary and medicinal applications, traditional and contemporary uses, and even mycoremeditation potential. This is a free family-friendly event intended for outdoor and mushroom enthusiasts. It's on rain or shine, please dress for the weather and bring water/snacks if needed.…

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November 2019

Group Walk: Fort to Fort Trail

November 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a group walk on Sunday, November 10th at 9:30am.   We'll be meeting at 9:25am at Marina Park in Fort Langley. It is at the very end of Church St. right by the river. There is a parking lot.  We will be doing a round trip walk from Marina Park to the Derby Reach Heritage Area. It is about 8km and can take approximately 2 - 2.5 hours.   This group activity walk is open to the…

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February 2020

Willow Whip Harvesting at Derby Reach Regional Park

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
208 Street Trailhead

Help us harvest willow whips at Derby Reach Regional Park. The harvested whips will be used as part of a bio-engineering project to shore up the banks at Bedford Channel at Brae Island Regional Park. Once established, the planted willow will help stabilize the river bank against erosion and provide valuable wildlife habitat. Please register as a volunteer for this event by emailing Roxci at outreach@drbipa.org. Sign up as a DRBIPA Park Ambassador or participate just this one time. Thanks…

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Willow Whip Harvesting & Planting at Brae Island

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brae Island Regional Park, 9451 Glover Road
Langley, BC
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Help us harvest and plant willow whips at Brae Island Regional Park. The harvested whips are being used as part of a bio-engineering project to shore up the banks at Bedford Channel in Brae Island Regional Park. Once established, the planted willow will help stabilize the river bank against erosion and provide valuable wildlife habitat. Please register as a volunteer for this event by emailing Roxci at outreach@drbipa.org. Sign up as a DRBIPA Park Ambassador or participate just this one…

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Annual General Meeting and Apple Bake-Off with Guest Speaker Presentation

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Langley Community Hall, Glover Rd
Fort Langley, BC Canada
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We invite all DRBIPA Members, Volunteers, and Community Partners to attend our AGM and delicious annual Apple Bake-Off competition! Including our Guest Speaker Presentation, The Importance of Wetlands with Dr. Sean Boyd, PhD Biology, Environment Canada Science & Technology Branch. Date: February 27, 2020 Location: Fort Langley Community Hall - 9167 Glover Rd, Langley 7:00pm: Apple Bake-Off setup (Bring in your baked apple item to setup for judging/tasting) 7:15pm: Sign in for AGM and register for 2020 Membership 7:30pm: Annual General…

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March 2020

Students 14+ Nest Box & Bird Monitoring Project

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Derby Reach Regional Park

If you are a high school or university student looking to learn about nest box and bird monitoring consider joining the DRBIPA Park Ambassador team! Park Ambassadors work on special conservation and restoration projects in Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks. March 1st is all about cleaning and maintaining the nest boxes for the season and we'll be going over some monitoring training materials and protocols as well. Though we won't do much monitoring for a couple of months…

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Willow Whip Planting at Brae Island’s Wattle Wall

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Brae Island Regional Park, 9451 Glover Road
Langley, BC
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**This event has been cancelled due to concerns about the threat of covid-19 and the current protocols in place to stop the spread of coronavirus**   Help us plant willow whips and red osier whips at Brae Island Regional Park! We might also do a little bit of whip harvesting depending on how far we get with planting. Harvested whips are being used as part of a bio-engineering project to shore up the banks at Bedford Channel at Brae Island…

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May 2020

Digital Scavenger Hunt Photo Contest

May 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for a digital scavenger hunt photo contest. We'd love to connect with you during these times of social distancing - and though we can't plan our usual spring or summer programming right now, we still want to see your amazing nature photos from Derby Reach, Brae Island, and beyond! From May 1st to June 30th we'll be sending weekly callouts for sightings of 8 particular natural wonders to our members, volunteers, and social media followers. Just post your…

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