A Rocha field trip at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre


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Brooksdale (Surrey, BC)
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Brooksdale Environmental Centre

>>Brooksdale Environmental Centre

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)

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Day & Orientation (Surrey, BC)

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Grow Green: Day Camp (Surrey, BC)

March 16 @ 9:00 am - March 17 @ 3:00 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

The latest news on our projects

Holding the Space

February 14th, 2017|

By Christie Goode (Vice President of Advancement) I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “holding the space.” As many of you know, A Rocha’s dear friend Rob Des Cotes passed away last April. He [...]

New Interns Arrive at Brooksdale

February 9th, 2017|

On the Cusp of Creation Care with the 2017 Winter / Spring Interns Brooksdale sits in a wintery wonderland as the team welcomes our newest crew of interns! Hailing from across Canada and the USA, [...]

An A Rocha Family Reunion

February 7th, 2017|

Gathering from Ontario, Manitoba, BC and beyond! The A Rocha Canada team met from February 1 - 4, 2017 at Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey, BC for a national staff retreat. Nearly 50 of us [...]