Centre Creek Blackberry Bash

Event Details

July 13th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Centre Creek Conservation Area (Surrey), British Columbia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Time to break up the invasive species party! The NCC stewardship team is looking for a group of motivated individuals to join us in tackling invasive blackberry bushes and removing urban debris from the beautiful Centre Creek Conservation Area.

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About Centre Creek Conservation Area (Surrey)

Located in the north end of the City of  Surrey, this 7.7 hectare (19 ac.) conservation area protects a portion of Centre Creek and other small brooks, which meander through the dense coastal western hemlock forest and out into the lower Fraser River. Together with the neighbouring protected areas, including the Surrey Bend Regional Park, the area plays an important role in a larger wetland complex, which provides rearing habitat for Pacific salmon, trout, and other native fish species.

What you will be doing

Invasive species and debris are a common problem for conservation areas located in urban and residential areas. Join us for a productive afternoon work party, where we'll be bustin' up blackberry bushes and removing debris that has been dumped in the area. If there's time we might also work to tear down an old structure and post signs. Bring your grit and your grins!

Why you will love it

This is a chance to contribute to stewardship efforts happening right in your backyard with an enthusiastic and dedicated team. Centre Creek is a new conservation area for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and this kind of site clean-up is an essential step towards significant habitat restoration. Keeping the area free of invasive plants and debris will provide vital space for native plants and wildlife to thrive.


Contact Millie Kuyer: millie.kuyer@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Help Wanted: If you have any of the tools listed in the Item Checklist below that you would be able to bring for the day, please let us know!

Driving directions: (from Vancouver) Take Highway 1 east to Surrey. Take exit 50 for 104 Ave. Centre Creek will be on the North side of 104 Ave, between 170a St and 173 St.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Close-toed shoes (hiking boots or rubber boots)
  • Long pants (jeans or durable pants)
  • Shirt with long sleeves
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Ladder
  • Cordless drill
  • Hammer
  • Hand saw
  • Lunch
  • Water in refillable bottle
  • Leather work gloves (if you have)