WHO WE ARE
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 in Fort Langley, BC through education events, community involvement, and land preservation opportunities.
The DRBIPA Board of Directors, Members, and Park Ambassadors are 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 or Heritage Apple Day, and other community activities such as guided nature walks, native vegetation planting, and invasive species removal events.
Fostering stewardship of the land and education within the parks.
WHAT WE DO
In partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks we work hard to provide the public with environmental stewardship opportunities at Derby Reach Regional Park and Brae Island Regional Park. We organize and host volunteer events in the parks. Help protect our lovely green mossy trails and natural environment – become a DRBIPA Park Ambassador or Member!
Park Ambassadors work on special projects such as planting 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, contribute to our nature blog, complete environmental conservation projects, and so much more!
DRBIPA also hosts community events such as guided nature walks in the parks and nature-themed webinars. Check our events page for more information. Donations to support our community-based programs can be made through Pacific Parklands Foundation.
Enrolling as a DRBIPA Member helps the park association provide environmental restoration and conservation in the parks. Membership fees and donations directly support our community-based education, conservation, and recreation programming.
Benefits of membership include:
• Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and electing Directors to the Board.
• Providing insight and input on land stewardship, conservation, and education activities.
• Access to special members-only guided natures strolls and events.
• Invitation to the DRBIPA picnic after Heritage & Apple Day.
• Involvement in the community and your local regional parks.
Some of our past events for Members include:
• Expert speakers leading nature strolls and webinars on subjects such as geology, ecology, fungi, birding, history of the area, etc.
• Hands on experience controlling invasive plants, planting native species, and monitoring.
• Being part of a team that presents annual community events such as Heritage & Apple Day or the DRBIPA Paddle.
• Taking part in the much-loved Apple Bake-Off Contest at our Annual General Meeting.
If you would like to become a DRBIPA Member or volunteer Park Ambassador, please email us anytime at email@example.com. Thank you for getting involved in our mission to foster stewardship of the land and education within the parks!