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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)

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

May 12 @ 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.

Annual Bird Count (Surrey, BC)

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The latest news on our projects

I am Like a Pelican of the Wilderness

March 18th, 2018|

By Fred Bunnel The island is about the size of a football field. The last time I was there (decades ago), there were nine living trees on it (white spruce and lodgepole pine) [...]

Big News at A Rocha

February 26th, 2018|

A new president is in the future Markku Kostamo has led A Rocha Canada since its founding in 2001.  In early years he was the Executive Director and, after a 2014 re-structuring to adapt [...]

Winter Wandering, Wondering

January 18th, 2018|

By Fred Bunnell Barefoot on ice The fool ducks were standing on the ice in their bare feet. I’ve done that, coming out of a sauna. I don’t recommend it. Walking through [...]