A Rocha field trip at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre


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Brooksdale (Surrey, BC)
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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

Harvest Celebration (Surrey, BC)

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Creating Hospitality in the Garden Seminar

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Restoration Saturday (Surrey, BC)

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The latest news on our projects

Livestock Comings and Goings

September 26th, 2016|

All good things must come to an end. The little flock of Suffolk sheep have been somewhat of a fixture of the Brooksdale landscape for a long time. So it is with a twinge of [...]

A Rocha Around the World: Protecting Seabirds in New Zealand

September 20th, 2016|

Seabird protection by our friends at A Rocha Aotearoa (New Zealand) Article by Elton Rikihana Smallman A Rocha Aotearoa are working to eradicate pests from Karioi Maunga to protect the Oi, the grey faced [...]

A Rocha International’s Founder on the World Stage

September 20th, 2016|

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) international congress recently took place in Hawaii. The IUCN is the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network with over 16,000 conservation experts in their ranks. [...]