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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)

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Volunteer Days happen regularly at Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey, BC. Click "see all" to view all dates.

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The latest news on our projects

Grounded in Good Soil

November 3rd, 2017|

 A reflection from our Internship Program Apprentice, Patrice Engel My journey with A Rocha began last year when I arrived to intern in the agriculture program at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre. And, I [...]

Introducing Our New Conservation Scientist

November 1st, 2017|

We are delighted to introduce a new member of A Rocha’s Conservation Science team, Laura Newberry. Laura started as our new Conservation Biologist based out of Brooksdale Environmental Centre at the end of September 2017. Local [...]

Taste and See

September 6th, 2017|

By Lindsay Vander Hoek – former Assistant Farm Manager at A Rocha As a little girl I often dreamed about going to help the ‘starving children in Ethiopia’. As a 13 year old, [...]