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General Overview of the Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Services they Provide to the Township of Langley

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  • Who is LEPS Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) is a charitable, non-profit, partnership-driven, organization founded in 1993 to achieve our mission of protecting and restoring the natural environment through education, cooperation and action . Our mandate is: ·        To promote and conduct watershed protection and restoration activities; ·        To provide technical support to community volunteer groups conducting environmental work; ·        To provide education and work experience for students in areas related to environmental sciences; and, ·        To foster community cooperation through environment-oriented partnerships among government, teaching institutions, community associations and businesses.. 
  • LEPS Overview

    1. 1. Langley Environmental Partners Society From Awareness to Action
    2. 2. What is LEPS? <ul><li>A Registered Non-Profit Charitable Society </li></ul><ul><li>A Community Asset </li></ul>
    3. 3. A History of Partnerships <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Township of Langley </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries & Oceans Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Vancouver Regional District </li></ul><ul><li>Fraser Valley Regional District </li></ul><ul><li>BC Ministry of Environment </li></ul><ul><li>BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands </li></ul><ul><li>City of Surrey </li></ul><ul><li>City of Abbotsford </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Trinity Western University </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Fraser University </li></ul><ul><li>University of British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>School District #35 </li></ul><ul><li>Kwantlen College </li></ul><ul><li>University of the Fraser Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Community Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society </li></ul><ul><li>Nicomekl Enhancement Society </li></ul><ul><li>Little Campbell Watershed Society </li></ul><ul><li>Salmon River Enhancement Society </li></ul><ul><li>Yorkson Watershed Stewardship Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Glen Valley Watersheds Society </li></ul><ul><li>Pepin Brook StreamKeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Langley Field Naturalists </li></ul><ul><li>Central Valley Naturalists </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Vancouver Park Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Fraser Valley Regional Watersheds Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Streamkeepers Federation </li></ul><ul><li>First Nations </li></ul><ul><li>Katzie First Nation </li></ul><ul><li>Kwantlen First Nation </li></ul>
    4. 4. LEPS Education Program <ul><li>School-based Education </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based Education </li></ul>
    5. 5. Water Wise <ul><li>Over 10,500 door-to-door visits since 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting residential Water Conservation </li></ul>
    6. 6. Private Well Network <ul><li>Community-based Education </li></ul><ul><li>Private Well Atlas </li></ul>
    7. 7. Water Weeks Explore. Engage. Experience.
    8. 8. Langley Demonstration Garden <ul><li>Sustainable Homes and Gardens </li></ul>
    9. 9. Wildlife Conservation Program <ul><li>Identify sensitive areas for conservation in developing areas </li></ul><ul><li>Work with endangered species recovery teams to protect and restore critical habitat </li></ul>
    10. 10. Agricultural Stewardship Program <ul><li>Manure Maiden </li></ul><ul><li>horse manure composting project </li></ul>Murrayville Community Gardens
    11. 11. Habitat Restoration Program <ul><li>Streamside tree planting and fencing </li></ul><ul><li>In-stream habitat enhancement </li></ul>
    12. 12. Invasive Species Program <ul><li>Invasive plant species removal– morning glory, scotchbroom, English ivy, Himalayan balsam, blackberry, purple loosestrife, lamiastrum </li></ul>
    13. 13. Mapping and Data Collection <ul><li>Sensitive Habitat Inventory and Mapping (SHIM) </li></ul><ul><li>Fish Presence maps </li></ul><ul><li>Watercourse Classification Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Habitat Matrix and mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1700 Km of streams and ditches mapped </li></ul>
    14. 14. Youth Enhancing Aquatic Habitats <ul><li>Life and Job Skills training thru Hands- on Community Action projects </li></ul>
    15. 15. Langley Stewardship Education through Community Engagement
    16. 16. <ul><li>Langley Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Partners Society </li></ul><ul><li>604.532.3511 </li></ul><ul><li>www.leps.bc.ca </li></ul>

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