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A place of restoration, inspiration, and preparation

The Brooksdale Environmental Centre is a place of transformation. The flagship project of A Rocha Canada, Brooksdale is one of the most dynamic Christian environmental centres in North America. Brooksdale’s 18-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, organic gardens, and heritage houses. This unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes Brooksdale 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 interns and volunteers to join in our work.

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Upcoming Events

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Build Your Soil Workshop (Surrey, BC)

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The latest news on our projects

Yes, A Rocha studies the poop of swallows

August 11th, 2017|

By Michelle Jackson, Conservation Biologist A Rocha’s Conservation Science team has been studying swallows at Brooksdale and throughout the Little Campbell Watershed since 2014. This year, thanks to a partnership with Amanda Edworthy, a [...]

A Transformative Journey: Renewing Hope and Finding Rest

August 2nd, 2017|

An Intern Reflection by Philip Hurrell What can I say about my time with A Rocha? It’s been fundamentally transformative – in more ways than I could have anticipated or describe in a short [...]

Re-Kindling Imaginations

August 2nd, 2017|

Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite Serenade a Packed Heritage Barn Written by Shai Kroeker, Environmental Educator The shower-peppered day of July 21 could not dampen the enthusiastic spirits of everyone at A Rocha as [...]