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:

Climate Action for Communities

Sunday, September 18

Rotary Interpretive Centre, Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Appealing to both youth and adults, this interactive workshop focuses on global climate issues, introduces the Township of Langley’s Climate Action Strategy, and identifies and encourages simple, sustainable practices that residents can adopt to reduce climate impacts.

KAIROS Blanket Ceremony

Wednesday September 21

Rotary Interpretive Centre, Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 6:00 – 9:00pm

In recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day, join LEPS and the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society for an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada. Space is limited.

Film Screening: Last Paddle?

Thursday, September 22

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

Last Paddle? 1000 Rivers, 1 Life will be screened including a Q&A with Mark Angelo, the founder of World Rivers Day and the subject of the documentary, and Roger Williams, the film’s director.

Invasive Plant Pull and BioBlitz

Saturday, September 24

Steele Park, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Explore Steele Park and discover the diversity of life that it supports. Identify plants, animals, insects, fungus, and more! Then lend a hand in removing invasive English Ivy to improve habitat, preserve the forest and protect biodiversity. All ages welcome.

Langley’s World Rivers Day Community Event

Sunday, September 25

Williams Park, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join LEPS and our community partners as we celebrate the importance of our local water resources! This family-friendly event will feature interactive activities and opportunities to learn what residents can do to protect and conserve Langley’s watersheds. Free admission, no registration required.

Changing the Climate of Fast Fashion – Clothing Swap and Repair Café

Wednesday, September 28

Aldergrove Community Secondary School, 4:00 – 7:30pm

Discover the environmental impacts of fast fashion and the challenges with textile recycling. Learn how to be a greener clothing consumer and bring clothes to swap and/or repair.

Outdoor Sustainability Doc Fest

Friday, September 30

Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Sustainability-focused documentaries will be screened in the amphitheater space. Popcorn will be provided, bring your own blanket or seat.

Agriculture Education Tour

Saturday, October 1

Stable Harvest Farm, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Bring the family and learn the ins and outs of local agriculture! Discover the wonders of soil and seeds while you tour this farm located on the urban/rural edge. Through 12 interactive learning stations, learn about soil, pollinators, water, greenhouses, invasive species, bees, bats, owls, bugs, birds, and more!

Wonderful Wetland Tour

Sunday, October 2

West Creek Wetlands – Glen Valley, 1:00 – 3:30pm

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+. To register, call 604.432.6359.

Passive Solar House Tour

Tuesday, October 4

Princess and the Pea B&B, 21628 - 48 Avenue, 6:00 – 7:00pm

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 building’s energy efficient design.

Dig in! Streamside Tree Planting

Saturday, October 8

Williams Park, 11:00am – 2:00pm

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