Engaged citizens contributing to healthy watersheds.
As a leading environmental organization in the Fraser Valley since 1993, LEPS actively partners with local environmental stewardship groups to engage the public in a variety of initiatives that contribute to a healthy community. Working towards enacting our mission of “protecting and restoring the environment through education, cooperation and action” and fostering a balanced approach to sustainable living.
- To promote and conduct watershed protection and restoration activities;
- To provide technical support to community volunteer groups conducting environmental work;
- To provide education and work experience for students in areas related to environmental sciences, and;
- To foster community cooperation through environment-oriented partnerships among government, teaching institutions, community associations and businesses.
Our activities are primarily focused on:
- Environmental Education and Community Outreach
- Habitat Conservation and Restoration
- Agricultural Stewardship
- Community Stewardship
- Mapping and Data Collection
- Wildlife Monitoring and Conservation
LEPS as a Model
In 1993, a forward-thinking Township of Langley staff member, Peter Scales, convened a small group of community-oriented individuals to form a non-profit society that could provide local green jobs, utilize volunteers, and build community-oriented partnerships to conserve the streams and natural areas of Langley.
LEPS has a favourable reputation due to the successes of the relationships that have been built with its partners, especially the Township of Langley. The partnership between LEPS and the Township of Langley is seen as a model for all communities dealing with watershed issues. The Township has developed a positive reputation and a progressive municipality on environmental issues by showing strong support for LEPS and volunteer stewardship.
Today, LEPS continues to work with numerous volunteer stewardship organizations and community members to protect and restore Langley’s natural environment through education, cooperation, and action.
LEPS acknowledges that the land on which we operate is the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish peoples- specifically the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, and Matsqui First Nations.