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

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

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

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

A Rocha’s Barn Raiser (Vancouver, BC)

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The latest news on our projects

A Barn Raiser for Brooksdale

March 16th, 2017|

Have you ever been to a barn raiser? If you have, I’m guessing it was a pretty special experience. A barn raiser is a community event that features long tables laden with good food [...]

Go, Green Team, Go!

March 15th, 2017|

A Good Seed Sunday Story by April Yamasaki (Lead Pastor, Emmanuel Mennonite Church) Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, BC is serious about creation care. Emmanuel’s Green Team focuses on raising awareness related to creation care [...]

First Signs of Spring

March 1st, 2017|

Conservation interns Elise Huculiak and Caleb Gaeke reflect on life cycles in the Little Campbell Watershed. For most Lower Mainlanders, this year’s lingering winter has been a reason to grieve, but for the A Rocha conservation team [...]