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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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August 2020

Pond Restoration Project at Derby Reach

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Derby Reach Regional Park

Join us to provide support for the pond restoration project at Derby Reach! We are looking for 2-3 more volunteers to join us on August 17th and/or 18th. Please register for this event by emailing Roxci, our volunteer coordinator, at outreach@drbipa.org. The scope of the work will involve mowing and clearing the berm which the failed water control structure runs through, clearing the trail from the road to the berm, and installing silt fencing around the channel downstream of the…

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Pond Restoration Project at Derby Reach

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Derby Reach Regional Park

Join us to provide support for the pond restoration project at Derby Reach! We are looking for 2-3 more volunteers to join us on August 17th and/or 18th. Please register for this event by emailing Roxci, our volunteer coordinator, at outreach@drbipa.org. The scope of the work will involve mowing and clearing the berm which the failed water control structure runs through, clearing the trail from the road to the berm, and installing silt fencing around the channel downstream of the…

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September 2020

Guided Nature Walk: Forest Bathing & Nature Photography with John Gordon

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Derby Reach Regional Park

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Derby Reach Regional Park *This walk is open to the first 9 people who register. We will be practicing physical distancing measures. Signup for this guided nature walk HERE by September 14th to be registered and receive the meeting location details. Join us for a walk through the forest where we will discover not only the colours of the late summer flora but listen to the sounds of…

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October 2020

Where Did The Apples Go: Understanding South of the Fraser River’s Orchards with Artist & Author Sylvia Grace Borda

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
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Thanks for registering to receive the login information for this online Zoom event hosted by Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association. Register by October 4th to receive the Zoom login link. We'll send you the login link and a reminder a couple of days before the event. Contact us anytime at outreach@drbipa.org. In celebration of our annual Heritage Apple Day festival (with an online twist this year!) and local fruit, art, and agriculture - join us for a very interesting…

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