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Help Us Look After Our Forest

Park Use:

  • Please stay on designated trails at all times for your own safety and to minimize impacts to plants and wildlife.

  • Please do not pick plants or flowers from our forest. 

  • Overnight camping is not permitted in the Park. 

Dog Walking:

  • We ask the public to respect the integrity of our forest by keeping their dogs on-leash to avoid any wildlife disturbances and to keep small dogs safe from coyotes. 

  • Please pick up after your dog and use trash receptacles provided at the forest entrances for dog waste.


  • There are exciting biking trails with different degrees of difficulty South of 24th avenue adjacent to the South Surrey Athletic Park.   These are maintained by Sorce Bike Club and a map of the biking trails from them can be found at: Sorce Bike Club

  • If you bike on the multi-use trails elsewhere in the Forest we ask that you please respect the other park users enjoying the forest by notifying them as you approach and slowing-down when passing.

To Help Reduce the Risk of Fire:

  • Due to the dryness of the forest, smoking and camp fires are both strictly prohibited at all times.

  • If there is a forest fire, please call 911.  

  • If there is a campfire, please call the non-emergency policy number at 604-599-0502.


  • Camping in the forest is prohibited.

  • If there are squatters camping in the forest please report them to the city via the City of Surrey Report a Problem web site at: City of Surrey Report a Problem

Green Waste Dumping:

We very much appreciate your participation and help looking after our forest!

Sunnyside Acres is on iNaturalist

Are you curious about insects, fungi, lichens or moss?  Would you like to know more about the plants and animals of Sunnyside Acres?  Many curious nature explorers and professional biologists are active on iNaturalist, a website and app that allows citizen scientists to identity and document fungi, plants and animals anywhere in the world.  These images are shared, collected and discussed by other members who use the information for scientific research, to help identify unique species, and just for the love of nature.   

Please visit iNaturalist if you are interested in learning and participating.

Join Our Society

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society (SAHS).

The cost of membership is $10 per family/individual.  The membership fees are used to conduct Society business, organize events, and purchase supplies.    You can also just make a donation instead.

All donations will receive a tax receipt.

Member benefits:

  • Newsletter

  • Vote on issues and directors at the annual general meeting

  • Discount at local stores.  Please check first what plants and/or merchandise apply for the discount as some restrictions apply.  You’ll need to present your membership card.

    • 10% off at Wild birds Unlimited (2421 King George Boulevard, South Surrey)

    • 15% off at Art Knapp (4391 King George Blvd, South Surrey)

    • 10% off at Potters (19158 48 Avenue, South Surrey)

  • Opportunity to become a director of SAHS and help our efforts to protect our forest.   As a director, you are also eligible to be our representative on the 11-member Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Advisory Committee. The committee has a wider representation than the society, but plays a complementary role in management of the forest and promoting the ecological integrity of the forest for future generations.

There are two methods to pay:

  • Fill out the online form and pay by eTransfer 

  • By mailing an application form with a cheque

Method 1 - Online Form and eTransfer Money 

Please fill out and submit the following online form and make payment by sending $10 via eTransfer to

The contact information is only used for membership reminders, newsletters, and any important updates. We will not share your info with any other persons or organizations.


Membership Options:

  • Individual Membership ($10 per year per individual)

  • Family Membership ($10 per year per family) - Membership for the whole family. Voting at AGM limited to ONE person (over 18))

  • (Optional) I would also like to make a donation: ($________)  (All donations receive an Income Tax Receipt) 

Personal Info:

  • Name (required)  [________________________]                     

  • Email Address (required)  [________________________]

  • Street Address - for Income Tax Receipt (optional)   [________________________]

  • Postal Code (optional)   [________________________]

  • Phone (optional)   [________________________]   

  • Are you interested in volunteering (optional)

    • Tree planting events

    • Become a director

    • Help with web-site, membership, publicity

    • Give guided tours

Method 2 - Fill out Form and Send Cheque 

Please fill out the following form: Application Form


Please send cheque to:

Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society
14186 25A Ave
Surrey, B.C.
V4P 2E8

Foster The Forest

In order to encourage new membership and to acknowledge the loyalty of present subscribers the 'Foster the Forest' program was started.


After 10 years of membership in SAHS, or by 'paying it forward' to reach the 10 year commitment earlier, a member can foster a selected tree.  

The fostering period is for 10 years and creates a virtual link between you and the forest.

In accordance with the Urban Forest's basic tenet of conservation there is to be no interference either with the tree or the neighbouring flora and fauna associated with it.  

However, the trees selected for fostering can be readily seen from the roads circumventing the Forest.  There will always be a moment as you walk, cycle or drive by your foster tree that you can mentally greet it and know that this linkage with the Forest has made you closer to being a significant contributor to global health. To fight climate change many countries are undertaking vast reforestation plans, planting billions of trees.  A billion trees are difficult to imagine, but a single tree can be a real part of your life. 

On acceptance of your fostering membership you will receive specific information about the fostered tree, including:


  • Age, height, diameter, site and GPS location

  • A name in Coast Salish language, a reference to the tree's ancestors being here long before the land was  settled by colonists.

  • Carbon sequestering, oxygen production and water retention values

  • Timber volume and value.  (Rest assured there are no plans to turn the tree into 2 x 4s ! However if the tree becomes a safety hazard then City have no choice but to take action.)

If you wish to take on a fostering role, select the category that fits you and indicate that on the application form:


  • New member:  $100 (also covers 10 years of membership)

  • Current member:   $100, less the number of years you've been a member (e.g. a member with 3 years standing has contributed 3 x $10 = $30, so a $70 payment completes the fostering fee) 

  • Current member with 10+ years standing:  $0 foster fee, just continue annual fee.

Foster the Forest Application 

Please fill out and submit the following online form and make payment by sending dollar amount via eTransfer to


Foster the Forest Options:

  • New Member

  • Current Member 

  • Personal Info:

Name (required)   [________________________] 
Email Address (required)    [________________________] 
Street Address - for Income Tax Receipt (optional)   [________________________] 
Postal Code (optional)  [________________________] 
Phone (optional)   [________________________] 

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