Presented by the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society, WaterWeeks is an annual three week series of events designed to encourage active community engagement in local environmental stewardship. There are many opportunities to explore, engage and experience the best of Langley’s natural environment. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required and space is limited. To register, contact 604.532.3511 or [email protected] (unless otherwise specified)
Events for 2019 include:
BC Rivers Day Community Festival, Sunday, September 22
Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 11am-3pm Featuring a live entertainment by the Genuine Jug Band and The Well Worn Trail. FREE BBQ lunch, interactive displays and activity booths including costume parade, wildlife displays, birdfeeder building, gold panning, climbing wall and so much more! Tons of family fun- don’t miss it! Ride your bike and receive valet parking! Free admission, no registration required.
Optimism in an Era of Climate Change, Tuesday, September 24
Township of Langley Civic Facility, 7-9pm “The technology to combat climate change, and alleviate its worst consequences, exists – it’s simply a matter of using it, and the first step is awareness.” Dr. Paul Richard, environmental protection and policy studies instructor at KPU, presents on what we can learn from innovative solutions from around the world.
Explore Science Club, Saturday, September 28
Rotary Interpretive Centre, Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 10:30am and 11:30am Children of all ages are welcomed to the new Rotary Interpretive Centre for a morning of storytelling and crafts exploring the past, present, and future of the Fraser River. Caregiver participation required.
Farm Fresh Bus Tour, Saturday, September 28
Park and ride from Township of Langley Operations Centre, 4700- 224 Street, 10am-3pm An intimate tour highlighting our local growers and producers and the importance of our local food system. Sponsored in part by Vancity. Must be 12+ and physically capable of walking uneven farmland terrain. Lunch provided. Space is limited.
Passive Solar House Tour, Sunday, September 29
Princess and the Pea B&B, 21628 48 Ave, 10:30am-12pm Passive solar design takes advantage of a building’s site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. Get an up close and personal look at this buildings energy efficient design.
Streamside Invasive Plant Clean Up, Sunday, September 29
Creekside Park, 28 Avenue & 274 Street, Aldergrove 10am-12pm Head out to Bertrand Creek and explore the streamside while helping to rid the streambanks of plant invaders and enhance fish habitat prior to spawning season. All equipment and snacks provided. All ages welcome.
Dig in! Riverside Tree Planting, Saturday, October 5
Fort to Fort Trail, Billy Brown Rd, 10am-1pm Plant a tree to encourage healthy habitats. All supplies and refreshments provided. Sturdy footwear required. Rain or shine. Sponsored by TD Tree Days. Registration: https://www.tdtreedays.com
Salmon Sense for Kids, Sunday, October 6
Rotary Interpretive Centre, Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 10:00-12:00pm Learn about the unique lifecycle of Pacific Salmon. Discover what salmon need to survive and what makes healthy salmon habitat. Experience the obstacles salmon face during their migration through interactive games. Ideal for kids 6-10 years. Snack provided, limited spaces available.
Wonderful Wetland Tour, Sunday, October 6
West Creek Wetlands- Glen Valley, 1:30pm-4pm A guided tour of this 160 acre gem, one of the largest areas of wildlife habitat in Langley. Hosted by Glen Valley Watersheds Society and Metro Vancouver Parks. Must be 14+. Registration: 604 432-6359
Film Screening: This Changes Everything, Wednesday, October 9
Township of Langley Civic Facility, 7-9pm This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis and narrated by Naomi Klein, this film is about the power of people working together, and will leave you refreshed and inspired. Will this film change everything? No- but we can, by answering its call to action.
Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Facility Tour, Saturday, October 12
Fort Langley, 10:30am-1:30pm Visit the only breeding facility in the world for this rare and endangered owl species, right here in Langley! Learn about the work to restore the population of the spotted owl in BC. Not to mention the rare opportunity to see a live spotted owl up close! Must be 8+. Hosted in partnership with the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program.