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Position: Board Member
Type: board of directors positions / unpaid
Organization: Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association
Location: Fort Langley, Greater Vancouver BC

The purpose of Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association (DRBIPA) is to promote appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks while preserving and enhancing their natural and historical features, in partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. DRBIPA's current activities include producing the annual Heritage Apple Day and Bedford Channel Paddle events; maintaining a heritage orchard; coordinating a series of free guided walks for the general public; coordinating stewardship and conservation projects for our Volunteer Park Ambassador team. Among the board’s activities in 2021 will be continued stewardship of the Langley Bog and building community engagement in creative new ways. 

Board member duties

  • Serve a two-year term
  • Attend monthly board meetings: the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7:00 – 9:00pm, at the Fort Langley Community Hall (no meetings in August) VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING DURING PANDEMIC
  • Time commitment: at least 8-10 hours per month, evenings and weekends
  • Participate in at least one DRBIPA initiative or committee
  • Volunteer for Heritage Apple Day: on the planning committee and/or at the event
  • Support DRBIPA’s mission
  • Act as an ambassador for DRBIPA and Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks
  • Actively participate in discussions and decision-making
  • Be prepared for board meetings

Skills & experience

  • Passionate about the environment, nature, wildlife, recreation, history, culture, conservation, and being outdoors
  • An appreciation for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
  • Respect for diversity and inclusiveness
  • Non-profit board experience an asset but not essential
  • An understanding of, or commitment to learn about, board governance
  • Team player
  • Strategic thinker

Benefits & recognition

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks and to your community
  • Provide input to Metro Vancouver on how to best use and maintain the two parks
  • Work with a fun group of people who enjoy wildlife, recreation, history, culture, being outdoors, and hands-on activities
  • Opportunity to take leadership of projects
  • Learn new skills and take on new challenges
  • Learn more about the rich history and biodiversity of the parks
  • Invitations to volunteer appreciation and educational events, and skill-building workshops

For more information or to apply, please contact DRBIPA Program Coordinator, Roxci Bevis at outreach@drbipa.org or Jeff Rotin, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, at jeff.rotin@metrovancouver.org or 604-530-4983.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 3 2019    ID: 51769