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Timeline & History of Events

2023 Restoration work to restore hydrology at Langley Bog begins
2023 Dual binocular wheelchair accessible viewer addition to viewing platform
2023 Launch of Derby Reach Day
2022 Sara Alaica, restoration ecologist, creates Restoration Plan for Langley Bog
2022 Natalie Ross, Trinity Western student, investigates impacts of peat mining on Langley Bog forest
2021 Launch of Great Big Bog Clean Up Event 
2021 First native moss transplanted into Langley Bog
2021 Installation of permanent water monitoring devices in Langley Bog
2021 Creation of raised pollinator garden in the Heritage Orchard
2021 Invasive species monitoring begins at Derby Reach and Brae Island
2020 Planting of willow whips for living retaining wall at Brae Island
2019 Launched Volunteer Park Ambassador Program
2017 Implemented the viewing platform along Houston Trail at the edge of Langley Bog 
2016 Expanded series of guided public walks
2015 Bedford Channel Paddle event started, continuing until 2019
2014 Fundraising and completion of an accessible fishing ramp, in partnership with MVRP
2013 DRBIPA incorporated as a registered society
2012 New bench at Tavistock point
2012 New plaque at East Side Cairn honoring diverse hands that shaped the land.
2011 Planting of DRBIPA’s heritage orchard
2011 New trails leading west to 208th Street
2010 Development of a series of self-guided walking tour pamphlets
2009 With help from the Martini family, Pacific Parklands Foundation, and the Township of Langley, new parklands were added adjacent to Langley Bog
2009 Completion of Tavistock loop trail on Brae Island
2009 Michael Ness takes core sample of peat to produce paleo climate record. Estimate age of Bog 3000-4400BP
2006 Adam Snow, local volunteer, completed a species list for Langley Bog
2006 Launch of annual Heritage Apple Day event
2005 Launch of DRBIPA website

2004 Bill Wilde, arborist, director began restoration of the park’s apple trees
2003 Collaboration with Trinity Western University students explored proposals to restore Langley Bog
2002 Removal of abandoned equipment & began work on invasive species removal from the Bog
2002 Building wood steps & Boardwalk access trail to Houston trail
2000 Moved the Golden Ears Bridge proposal from Derby Reach
1999 Erosion control efforts and trail development proposals
1999 Biking/walking trail along Edgewater Bar
1998 Interpretive Boardwalk and signage
1997 Derby Reach / Brae Island Parks Partnership formed as part of Greater Vancouver Regional District’s Park Partnership Program
1995 Metro Vancouver Regional Parks purchase the Bog & Wetlands to protect and preserve

Fostering stewardship of the land and education within the parks. 

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