View this email in your browser
October 30, 2021

Hello Park Ambassadors, Members, and Friends

In this newsletter you'll find:
  • The Great Big Bog Restoration Cleanup
  • Volunteer Celebrations
  • Mushroom Foray
  • Supporting DRBIPA
  • Feeding Birds Over Winter
  • Celebrating Bat Week
  • DRBIPA Members Recommend!
The Great Big Bog Restoration Cleanup
Help us clean up and restore the Langley bog! To sign up as a volunteer for the Great Big Bog Restoration Cleanup on November 5th, 6th, or 7th please reply to this email. Thank you for getting involved and taking action to save the bog with us! 

The event is on rain or shine! Find full details HERE.

The Langley Bog is a protected and restricted-access area for conservation reasons, the park association has been approved for special 3-day access for this event. To complete necessary restoration and conservation work in the bog with community volunteers passionate about environmental conservation. DRBIPA Park Ambassadors, Members, supporters, and friends are welcome to attend.

Volunteer Celebrations
Thank you to all the volunteers supporting our conservation and restoration projects this month. October is EcoBlitz planting month! We have been working to plant native vegetation in the parks to increase biodiversity, support our local pollinators, and build a wildlife corridor.
DRBIPA Mushroom Foray

We have a few spaces left for guests to attend our upcoming DRBIPA Members Mushroom Foray. Please reply to this email if you'd like to attend. Spots are limited and "first come, first serve." Thanks for your understanding.

Sunday, November 7th 2pm-4pm

Bring your favourite umbrella and join us for a walk and talk along the trail at Derby Reach for an ecologically focused mushroom foray with our nature guide and mycologist Willoughby Arevalo. We will learn all things mushroom! Such as ID and meaning, culinary and medicinal applications, and traditional and contemporary uses.

Supporting DRBIPA
People often ask how they can support us at the park association. Donations large and small help in so many ways. Donations ensure we can provide free educational events like guided nature walks and special community events like Heritage Apple Day. Donations also support our conservation and stewardship projects in the parks, such as invasive species removal, native vegetation planting, mapping and monitoring projects, plus so much more!

Did you know you can receive a tax receipt for your donation? If interested, you can donate to DRBIPA via Pacific Parklands Foundation HERE
Feeding Birds Over Winter
During colder months, some birds can really benefit from feeders - bird feeders can be lifesavers! Are you planning to feed birds in your backyard this winter? If so, it's important to follow a few simple guidelines. 
  1. Clean your feeders regularly and maintain them from ice and snow debris.
  2. Ensure you're using a good quality nutritious blend of food that our local birds prefer and need.
  3. If feeding hummingbirds, be sure to change the nectar every few days. 
  4. Keep your feeders full, be consistent. 
  5. Place your feeders in a safe area. High up off the ground and several feet away from tree or shrub cover is best.
Celebrating Bat Week
It's International Bat Week! Bat Week is all about celebrating, understanding, and appreciating these amazing flying mammals. 

Humans need bats. It is important to learn about the benefits of bats, find out all about it at or through the BC Community Bat Program.
Plus, checkout our DRBIPA Member Q&A video all about our local bats!
DRBIPA Members Recommend!
Community: The Dr. M. Wosk Environmental Leadership Award applications close on October 31st. Do you know a high school student who should apply? Find out more information HERE

Article: Insect-eating plant identified on North America's Pacific coast for the first time in 20 years. Read the full CTV news story by Lauren M. Johnson HERE
Webinar: Bear fanatic and Expedition Leader Eddy Savage introduces us to “spirit” or “Kermode” bears HERE with an overview of their biology, cultural importance, the potential advantages to colour mutation, and the conservation efforts that are necessary for their survival.
Resources: Find resources HERE from the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC about some of the issues facing the outdoor recreation community and some of the steps that can be taken to tackle these challenges.
Copyright © 2021 DRBIPA, all rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
DRBIPA c/o Metro Vancouver Regional Parks East Area Office
1558 - 200th Street  Langley, BC  V2Z 1W5

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association · Attn: DRBIPA · c/o 1558 200th Street · Langley, BC V2Z 1W5 · Canada

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp