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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)

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

End of Summer BBQ (Surrey, BC)

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Volunteer Day (Surrey, BC)

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Volunteer Days happen every second Saturday of the month. Click "see all" to view all dates.

Journey With God Prayer Retreat (Surrey, BC)

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

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The Beauty of Naming – An Intern Reflection by Noah Guthrie

November 10th, 2018|

The red wheelbarrow sank and heaved, dipped and bucked as I wrestled it downhill. A knot of grass tugged at the wheels. As I pressed through it, I plunged into a rut, forcing me to [...]


October 23rd, 2018|

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Don’t cry over spilled… Yoghurt?

October 11th, 2018|

I didn't know an A Rocha internship could include learning how to make eight liters of yoghurt! But what better way to practice environmental stewardship than to cut down on plastic containers and [...]