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 exec_director@leps.bc.ca (unless otherwise specified).

This year’s events include:

BC Rivers Day Community Festival

Sunday, September 22
Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Featuring live entertainment by the Genuine Jug Band and The Well Worn Trail. Free barbeque lunch, interactive displays, and activity booths including costume parades, wildlife displays, birdfeeder building, gold panning, a climbing wall, and so much more! Tons of family fun - don't miss it! Ride your bike and receive free valet parking for your bike. Free admission, no registration required. 

Optimism in the Era of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 24
Township of Langley Civic Facility, 7:00 – 9:00pm

“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, 10:00am – 3:00pm

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

Saturday, September 29
Princess and the Pea B&B, 21628 – 48 Avenue, 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

Saturday, September 29 
Creekside Park, 28 Avenue and 274 Street, 10:00am – 12:00pm

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 Road,
10:00am – 1:00pm

Plant a tree to encourage healthy habitats. All supplies and refreshments provided. Sturdy footwear required. Rain or shine. Sponsored by TD Tree Days. Register online at www.tdtreedays.com.

Wonderful Wetland Tour

Sunday, October 6
West Creek Wetlands – Glen Valley, 12:30pm – 4:00pm

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+. Register by calling 604.432.6359.

Salmon Sense

Sunday, October 6
Rotary Interpretive Centre, Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn about the unique lifecycle of Pacific salmon. Discover what salmon need to survive and what makes healthy salmon habitat. Through interactive games, experience the obstacles salmon face during their migration. Ideal for kids aged 6-10 years. Snack provided, limited spaces available.

Film Screening: This Changes Everything

Wednesday, October 9
Township of Langley Civic Facility, 7:00 – 9:00pm

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

Sunday, 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.

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