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Brooksdale Environmental Centre

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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 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cooking With Stewing Hens (Surrey, BC)

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

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

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The latest news on our projects

A Great Loss for A Rocha: A personal reflection from Leah Kostamo

November 6th, 2019|

"Grief is love's souvenir." I scribbled this quote in my journal on Oct. 27th, just the day before I got the news of the tragic accident that seriously injured Peter Harris and took the [...]

What I Learned from My Internship: Boiled Down to a List of 15

September 18th, 2019|

(Photo: Conservation intern Hannah Bull on far right) A Rocha's Brooksdale Environmental Centre plays host to three terms of interns each year. These young people (usually aged 18 - 40'ish) get hands-on training in both [...]

Faces of A Rocha: Sandra Dumitras (Farm to Families Coordinator)

July 11th, 2019|

Sandra Dumitras is a woman you want to know. She is uncommonly hospitable, with a warm smile and a cheeky wit. Over the past five years she has become an invaluable part of the A [...]