A Day at Centre Creek with Streetside

Event Details

September 26th, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Centre Creek Conservation Area (Surrey), British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is excited to host a group of motivated individuals from Streetside Developments in a day of hands-on stewardship work at the beautiful Centre Creek Conservation Area. Your help in removing invasive blackberry bushes and clearing out urban debris will contribute to the improving health of this urban nature 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

Garbage and invasive species tend to be a common problem for conservation areas located in urban and residential areas. We will work together to remove invasive Himalayan blackberry and rubbish from Centre Creek Conservation Area in Surrey, BC.

Why you will love it

Volunteering at Centre Creek is a great opportunity to spend time outdoors next to an urban stream and under the canopy of a coastal western hemlock forest while contributing to the stewardship of Centre Creek. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is honoured to have Streetside Development volunteer their time to better the community and natural environment this year.

Questions?

Contact Jocelyn Wood: jocelyn.wood@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Directions: From the west, take 104 Ave (east) exit 50 from Hwy 1. Driving east down 104 Ave, pass 170a Street and park on 104 Ave where there are bushes on both sides of the street, just past the residential area. If you reach 173 Street, you have gone too far. From the east, take Hwy 17 (Delta) exit 53 from Hwy 1. Turn left (west) at 104 Ave. Park along 104 Ave where there are bushes on both sides of the road, just past 173 Street (approximately 2 blocks from Hwy 17). If you reach 170a Street, you have gone too far.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
All tools will be provided by NCC
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:

Clothes
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
Tools
  • Work gloves (if you have your own)
Miscellaneous
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications