This morning one of my friends told me I was in the local newspaper! I am very honored and thank you Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association. However, one item is incorrect, I only recruit volunteers for Apple Day, I did not instigated, Apple Day was started long ago.. and it is a fun celebration.
This was in the Langley Times Advance August 13, 2020
By Rick Colman who has a Who’s Who in Langley
Who’s Who in Langley
More than Three Decades of Volunteerism
Walnut Grove Resident, Anne Gosse, fell in love with local parks more that 30 years ago. “I enjoy the parks and I go to almost all the parks” the self-described “outdoor girl” says. Gosse explains she joined the Derby Reach Brae Island Regional Park Association (DRBIPA) so her grandchildren and others could also enjoy the parks.
She worked tirelessly for years on the DRBIPA board of directors and continues to contribute as a volunteer.
Her achievements include creating a viewing platform at the edge of the Langley Bog – 70 acres of bog forest – 200 acres of mined bog, and two bog meadows – inside Derby Reach Regional Park.
Gosse is also credited with instigating the annual Heritage Apple Day event.
She has led guided bird walks for DRBIPA and is currently their social media volunteer. A recent association newsletter thanked her for “her passion and dedication to protecting and preserving green spaces in our community”.
Gosse has also volunteered with the Campbell Valley Nature House (12 years). Langley Field Naturalist 17 years, and she used to be a member of the White Rock and Surrey Naturalist for 12 years.
“I do it because I really like our local parks, especially Metro parks”.
Sponsored by Rich Coleman MLA