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Environmental Extravaganza - Week 1

People walking along a trail in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

Environmental Extravaganza - Week 1




April 22 - 28

Surrey Nature Centre

Parks and Environment


Surrey Environmental Extravaganza

Here's what happened during the first week of the 2017 Environmental Extravaganza! Keep an eye out for the 2018 schedule coming soon.

Week 1: April 22 - 28 2017

Apr 22 - 29
Surrey Clean Sweep Week
Pick up litter in a Surrey park with your friends, family, neighbours or co-workers and be entered to win great prizes. Help us reach 150 clean-ups in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! Sign up your group at
Various parks
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Park Partnerships

Sat, Apr 22
9am - 11am
Birding Walk at Redwood Park
Search for local birds in the arboretum, a collection of trees from all around the world! This guided walk is great for beginner to intermediate birders. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. All ages, rain or shine.
Meet in Redwood Park’s parking lot; 17900 - 20 Ave
Hosted by: Lynn Pollard

Sat, Apr 22
9:30am - 11am
Nature Play at the Surrey Nature Centre
Join us for some forest fun! Our leader will engage children in outdoor play with activities such as storytelling, nature arts and exploration, games and best of all, child-led free play. Ages 3-5, parent participation required.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Nature Centre

Sat, Apr 22
10am - 2pm
Chinook Salmon Release
Everyone is welcome at our annual Chinook salmon release! Release baby salmon into the Little Campbell River and take a self-guided tour through the forest and along salmon spawning beds. Bring a picnic to make a day of this fun event.
Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club; 1284 - 184 St
Hosted by: Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club

Sat, Apr 22
10am - 6pm
Party for the Planet
Celebrate our City, the region and the planet at this unforgettable Earth Day event! Head to the lobby to meet some of the Environmental Extravaganza partners and get a stamp in your passport.
Surrey City Hall Plaza; 13450 - 104 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey

Sat, Apr 22
11am - 5:30pm
Social Permaculture Activation Day
An interactive seminar focusing on local currencies, governance, and community resilience. Over lunch, there will be a garden tour. Open to all interested in the Ecological, Permaculture or Transition movement! Pre-registration required; e-mail
Alexandra Neighbourhood House; 2916 McBride Ave
Hosted by: Village Surrey Transition Initiative

Sat, Apr 22
2pm - 3pm
Guided Walk at the Surrey Nature Centre
Come out for a family-friendly guided nature walk and experience the seasonal changes along the trails of the Surrey Nature Centre and get to know the wldlife who call this place home. All ages.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Nature Centre

Sun, Apr 23
2pm - 4pm
Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog
Recharge your spirits in a celebration of local peatlands! Performers will sing, drum, and dance as we walk through the Delta Nature Reserve. Watch our website for updates on guest speakers and sponsors:
Meet in Planet Ice’s parking lot; 10389 Nordel Ct (Delta)
Hosted by: Burns Bog Conservation Society

Sun, Apr 23
3pm - 5pm
Mandarin Guided Nature Walk
Hi-Knoll Park; 19569 Colebrook Rd
Hosted by: Green Club

Tue, Apr 25
7pm - 8:30pm
Owl Prowl
Come have a hoot! A guest from the O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will introduce you to some live owls and lead a guided walk into the park to search for these feathered wonders. Ages 5+. Pre-registration required; call 604-502-6065.
Surrey Nature Centre; 14225 Green Timbers Way
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Surrey Nature Centre

Wed, Apr 26
10am - 11:30am
Guided Walk: Meet the Trees of Redwood Park
Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of spring on a guided tour of this forested park. Meet some of Surrey’s most exotic trees in the arboretum and learn about the legacy left by a family of early pioneers. Ages 10+. Rain or shine.
Meet in Redwood Park’s parking lot (under large tree); 17900 - 20 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Urban Forestry

Wed, Apr 26
3:45pm - 5pm
Spotted Owl Conservation - for Kids!
Join us after school to learn all about the endangered spotted owl. Hands-on games and activities will get you thinking about how to get involved in conservation. Please note: our birds are wild so no live owls will be present at the program. Ages 6-12, parent participation required. Pre-registration required; e-mail
Cloverdale Library (meeting room); 5642 - 176A St
Hosted by: Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program

Wed, Apr 26
5pm - 7pm
Neighbourhood Tree Party
Join us as we care for shade trees in our community! Help grow Surrey’s urban forest by planting shade trees and improving tree wells. Bring friends and family to celebrate trees, enjoy tree-themed activities and a free pizza dinner (while quantities last). No experience needed; tools, training, and refreshments provided. Dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Registration appreciated for groups of 5 or more; call 604-501-5158.
Bose Forest Park; 62 Ave and 164 St
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Urban Forestry

Thu, Apr 27
6pm - 8pm
Cache in Trash Out: Geocache Hunt
Use GPS units to find hidden caches around Bear Creek Park. Along the way, pick up litter and help keep our parks clean for all to enjoy! No experience necessary, GPS units provided. Pre-registration required; call 604-501-5100 or visit and use #4533362.  
Bear Creek Park; 13750 - 88 Ave
Hosted by: City of Surrey - Park Partnerships

Once Upon an Acorn: Nature Stories in the Library

Visit your local Surrey Library branch for a fun storytime celebrating nature! These programs will enrich your child's imagination, foster their curiosity about the natural world and help build their life-long love of reading! All ages, drop-in (unless otherwise indicated).

City Centre Library; 10350 University Dr
Tue, Apr 25 (7pm - 7:30pm)

Cloverdale Library; 5462 - 176A St
Fri, Apr 28 (10:30am - 11am)

Guildford Library; 15105 - 105 Ave
Tue, Apr 25 (10:30am - 11:30am, ages 1-21/2)
Thu, Apr 27 (10:30am - 11:30am, includes a craft)

Port Kells Library; 18885 - 88 Ave
Sat, Apr 22 (2pm - 3:30pm, includes a craft)