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Celebrate Earth Day in Douglas Park!

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For Immediate Release

Join us at Douglas Park on Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Langley City, BC – Langley City and its Environment Sustainability Committee in partnership with Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), is celebrating Earth Day with a free, family-friendly, in-person event at Douglas Park on Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“We are so excited to have our first public event in Douglas Park to celebrate Mother Earth, as a community. We hope that with this educational event, residents can take away some valuable information about biodiversity, food security, and sustainable practices, specifically as we work together to conquer climate change,” said Councillor Rosemary Wallace, Chair of the Environment Sustainability Committee.

Throughout the day there will be interactive sustainability workshops, including:

  • 11:00 am Foraging Walk led by a resident expert
  • 12:00 pm Balcony Gardening workshop
  • 1:00 pm Gardening with Kids workshop

There will be both self-led and interactive displays and sustainability activities by a number of community-based organizations including LEPS, Langley Field Naturalists, Nicomekl Enhancement Society, Township of Langley Sustainability Department, and Mason Bee Company which was created to inspire and educate the public about the benefits of Mason Bees and increase your garden’s productivity. 

“LEPS is thrilled to be part of the organizing committee for this event! Surprisingly, LEPS has never held a dedicated Earth Day event, and this is one of our first in-person community events in two years!” said Nichole Marples, executive director of LEPS. “It’s so exciting to be able to engage with our community again. We are excited to share all the fun activities and events with kids and adults alike as we celebrate our most precious planet earth.”

Other activities at the event include Douglas Park Community Garden tours, strawberry planting giveaways, free bags of compost (one per family while supplies last) made from processed curbside organics, and much more! Attendees are encouraged to also visit Pitch-In booth to pick up clean-up supplies and help keep our City clean with Pitch-In Canada. Bring a litter-free picnic lunch and spend the day celebrating our Mother Earth at Douglas Park! For more information call Nichole at 604.532.3511

Media Inquiries:

Samantha Paulson, Communications Officer
City of Langley
spaulson@langleycity.ca