Since May of 2006, 761 volunteers have participated in our Bi-Annual Habitat Enhancement Events, contributing a total of 1739 volunteer hours and planting 4845 native trees and shrubs!
25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Join us for a very special community event to celebrate the dedication of Sunnyside Acres as an Urban Forest Park. There will be honored guests, musical entertainment, youth activities and guided tours to view 100-years trees in a 25-years forest! A cake-cutting ceremony will be featured and refreshments will be available. Everyone welcome, rain or shine.
WHEN: June 1, 2013 - SATURDAY, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Wally Ross Parking Lot. (Off 24th Ave between148 and 144 Streets)
Please note: Parking for vehicles will be at Softball City or on 144th Street off 24th Ave.
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Eco-Walks
Take a leisurely walk (approx 1 hour) along well groomed trails to learn about history and geology of the Urban Forest, learn to identify native trees and shrubs and have an opportunity to observe wildlife.
Walks are hosted by the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society. They are FREE and open to all age groups.Trails are wheelchair accessible.
Walks are open to groups of 5 to 12 people, by appointment only.
Call (604) 535-9288 to book your eco-walk today!
Volunteers joined together to plant native vegetation in an east/west corridor just south of 2669 144th Street, adjacent to Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest. This area had been exposed during the summer in combination with site preparations for a housing development at this address.
Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society offered volunteer planting services to Surrey Parks, and the planting took place on November 7, 2012. A total of 120 native shrubs and 5 large Western Red Cedars were planted in approximately 3.5 hours! Five volunteers from Sunnydie Acres Heritage Society worked alongside 3 staff personnel from Surrey Parks for a total of approximately 13.5 person hours. It was a sunny day, the the soil moisture condition was excellent and as such, we expect survival rates to be very high.
Thanks to everyone and to some nearby residents for their support of this project!