Two Birds with One Stone: Restoring a Wetland and Removing Invasives in Murrayville.

In 2011, the Langley Environmental Partners Society’s (LEPS) Stephanie Captein and the BC Wildlife Federation’s Neil Fletcher began concocting a plan to restore a wetland in Murrayville, BC. Just one short year later, the bulk of restoration is complete and the wetland is off to a great start. Since 2004 LEPS has run the highly … Continue reading

Celebrating our Lifeblood: local histories, local watersheds

Conserving wetlands and watersheds first starts with appreciation and motivated communities. Most Canadians are aware of the importance of our water to human life, to the functioning of civil society, and to the overall health of our environment. Public awareness campaigns about the overuse of water have lead many people to take shorter showers and … Continue reading

A Langley steward of “sticks and mud and scary places”

I recently met up with Nichole Marples, executive director of the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). An alumni of the Wetland Education Program, Ms. Marples participated in BCWF’s highly acclaimed Wetlands Institute workshop over twelve years ago. Despite all the years that have gone by, she can still recall her experience in the intensive 7-day workshop, … Continue reading

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