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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; and coordinating a series of free guided walks for the general public. Among the board’s activities in 2019 will be stewardship of the Langley Bog, creating interpretive signage for the recently-built viewing platform overlooking the Langley Bog, and launching a volunteer ambassador program.

Board member duties

  • Serve a two-year term
  • Attend monthly board meetings: the first Monday of each month, from 7:30 – 9:00pm, at the Fort Langley Community Hall (no meetings in August)
  • Time commitment: at least 10 hours per month, evenings and weekends
  • Participate in at least one DRBIPA initiative
  • 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, 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: Roxci Bevis at:

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