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A place of restoration, inspiration, and preparation

The A Rocha BC Centre (previously the “Brooksdale Environmental Centre”) is a place of transformation. The flagship project of A Rocha Canada, it is one of the most dynamic Christian environmental centres in North America. This 18-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, organic gardens, and heritage houses. The unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes the A Rocha BC Centre more than a showpiece, but a place where critical environmental issues are researched, addressed, and solved. In addition to running a guest house for overnight retreats, we welcome Tatalu Conservation Residents and volunteers to join in our work.

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The A Rocha BC Centre is grateful to work within the TATALU (Little Campbell River) Watershed on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people: including Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Stó:lō and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.

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Upcoming Events

Share the Earth Day Camp 2 (Surrey, BC)

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 3:00 pm PDT

Fun Dips: Dress(ing) Up Your Dinner! (Surrey, BC)

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Summer Artisan Market x Farm Fun

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

The latest news on our projects

Frogs, Food and Finches

May 31st, 2024|

Frogs, Food and Finches Written by Natalie Allen, Tatalu Conservation Resident, pictured above. --- Arriving at A Rocha BC has been a season of new encounters. A new place, a new community, and lots of [...]

A Cause for Shell-ebration

March 27th, 2024|

Native oysters rebounding in Boundary Bay Written by Amelia Hesketh, former Restoration Biologist --- The bustling tube feet of sea stars, the biting chelipeds of crabs, the sporadic squirts of burrowing clams — beside the [...]

Nature’s Voice

January 26th, 2024|

Written by past Tatalu Conservation Resident, Isabel Gutierrez, pictured on the left above. --- My experience at A Rocha has been full of delight for all the different languages each creature speaks, mimics and embodies. [...]