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A Rocha BC Centre

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A place of restoration, inspiration, and preparation

The A Rocha BC Centre (previously the “Brooksdale Environmental Centre”) is a place of transformation. The flagship project of A Rocha Canada, it is one of the most dynamic Christian environmental centres in North America. This 18-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, organic gardens, and heritage houses. The unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes the A Rocha BC Centre 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 Tatalu Conservation Residents and volunteers to join in our work.

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The A Rocha BC Centre is grateful to work within the TATALU (Little Campbell River) Watershed on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people: including Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Stó:lō and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.

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Upcoming Events

Church Earthkeepers Meet-Up (February 2024)

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

March Art & Prayer Retreat

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm PST

The latest news on our projects

Nature’s Voice

January 26th, 2024|

Written by past Tatalu Conservation Resident, Isabel Gutierrez, pictured on the left above. --- My experience at A Rocha has been full of delight for all the different languages each creature speaks, mimics and embodies. [...]

Plastic-Free February

December 21st, 2023|

Images by Sören Funk February is Plastic-free Month Microplastics are the material left behind when plastics decompose. They have been found in human blood, lungs and even in unborn foetuses - a new study in Europe is sparking even more serious [...]

All Things Bright and Beetleful

November 28th, 2023|

Written by Aurora Sarchet, a Conservation Science resident. --- Today, I am going to introduce you to a beetle.  “What?” you say, “A beetle? I don’t really like those. Too many legs.” “Too bad!” I [...]