The Bat Education and Ecological Protection Society, or B.E.E.P.S, was founded in 2015, two years after the restoration of the Historic Peachland Primary School, which acts as a roost for our bats. It was known for decades that a large bat colony was inhabiting the attic of the old schoolhouse, which was built in 1908. However, it wasnt until 2013, when the old Primary School building was restored and reopened as the Peachand Visitor Centre, that the presence of the bats was formally acknowledged. Today, B.E.E.P.S actively promotes the protection and preservation of bat species in Peachland, and to educate the public as a means of achieving these goals.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who donate their time to educate the public about the importance of protecting and preserving the bats in Peachland, Canada, and around the world.
Heidi Slyngbom - President
Randi Evans - Treasurer
Rachel Truant - Secretary
Darlene Hartford - Director
Dagmar White - Interim Director
Barb Opinko - Director
Susan Neill - Director (on leave)