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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)

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wetland Discovery Day Camp (Surrey, BC)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 3:00 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

July 14 @ 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.

Food as Medicine Culinary Education Program

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on August 25, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on September 15, 2018 at 9:30am

The latest news on our projects

Hazelmere House – A New Home for Interns

May 16th, 2018|

Sturdy, adult-sized bunk beds have been built. New duvets have been purchased. The kitchen has been stocked. And the sofas have been steam cleaned -- all just in time for the arrival of 15 interns [...]

My Wonder-ful Internship

May 16th, 2018|

By Poppy Jenkinson My time at A Rocha was quite brilliant. After finding out that I didn’t get into my first choice of uni, I was disappointed but excited to take a gap year (I’m [...]

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) [...]