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30th Anniversary – Saturday June 9, 11am to 4pm

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the bylaw that created the Green Timbers Urban Forest. The Green Timbers Heritage Society will be at the lake with the Surrey Natural Areas Partnership team and lead tours of Green Timbers and trips past the inaugural plantation (the beginning of replanting in B.C.) to the Surrey Nature Centre [...]

By |2018-05-06T14:43:34+00:00May 6th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on 30th Anniversary – Saturday June 9, 11am to 4pm

Obituary: Susan Lois Lehmann

With great sadness we must say farewell to Susan Lois Lehmann of Surrey BC.  Born in New Westminster on April 14, 1951, Susan passed of natural causes suddenly and quietly, on December 1, 2017.  Susan was a passionate individual who distinguished herself in various aspects of theatre, including Dance (Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Charlottetown Festival), and [...]

By |2018-05-06T02:33:42+00:00May 6th, 2018|Memories of Green Timbers|Comments Off on Obituary: Susan Lois Lehmann

March 2018 update

Susan Lehmann memorial service Susan's memorial has been set for April 14th, 2:00 pm, at First Memorial Funeral Services Fraser Heights Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC For those not familiar with her, Susan was involved with saving Green Timbers from the very beginning, helping her father, Wady Lehmann, with getting signatures on the petition. She [...]

By |2018-03-09T15:05:01+00:00March 9th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on March 2018 update

News mentions 2017

  November Road through Hawthorne Park approved via Alternative Approval Process Construction will begin in January despite public pressure to drop the project (December 4, 2017) "He [Pettigrew] speculates that the City of Surrey will likely use the same process with Green Timbers Park, where another road has been slated for construction." http://runnermag.ca/2017/12/road-through-hawthorne-park-approved-via-alternative-approval-process/   COLUMN: [...]

By |2018-01-09T16:29:50+00:00January 9th, 2018|Apres' Events, News & Events|Comments Off on News mentions 2017

Annual General Meeting

  Annual General Meeting: Monday, November 27 at Ricky's Restaurant in Fleetwood, Evergreen Mall, 8958 152 Street. We'll start to gather at 5:30, get the meeting going by 6:30 and wrap up around 8:00 pm. All are welcome, but you'll have to be a member ($5) to vote. We'll be putting forward new bylaws for [...]

By |2017-11-06T00:32:28+00:00October 11th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Annual General Meeting

September 2017 Newsletter

The SNAP team on opening day in May. The team has wrapped things up for this year.     Hi everyone, Our next GTHS meeting is Wednesday, September 6 at the Surrey Nature Centre. We'll gather at 6:30 pm, start the meeting by 7:00 pm and wrap things up at 8:30 pm. You are invited, [...]

By |2017-09-04T02:53:16+00:00September 4th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on September 2017 Newsletter

Vancity grant allows King Creek headwaters to be cleaned up

First row: Njeri Kontulahti (Branch Manager), Nathan (SNAP), Donna Rowand (Assistant Branch Manager), Mimi Murray (Account Manager), Danica Gill (Account Manager); back row: Jasbir Sidhu (Account Manager), Rose Dhillon (Account Manager), Jasbinder Dhami (Financial Service Rep), Adarsh Grewal (Wealth Advisor)   Vancity’s Surrey City Centre Community Branch presented Nathan Ross, program coordinator of [...]

By |2017-07-16T04:25:31+00:00July 16th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Vancity grant allows King Creek headwaters to be cleaned up

John Tompson – a brief biography

John Tompson turning a post on his home-made lathe. John was a tree planter at the nursery and involved with the preservation of the forest in the 1980s   The bowl was turned from wood of a downed tree in the inaugural plantation   John Tompson (1914 – 2003) was always [...]

By |2017-07-09T20:01:56+00:00July 9th, 2017|Memories of Green Timbers|Comments Off on John Tompson – a brief biography

Poem: It’s Winter in Green Timbers

It’s winter in Green Timbers, It’s quiet here today. The birds have stopped their chirping And the squirrels have ceased their play. The leaves have fallen from the trees, The wind blows them aside. But still I’m here a walkin’ Not a thing disturbs my stride. The trail goes on and on ahead, A very [...]

By |2017-05-22T03:06:09+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Memories of Green Timbers|Comments Off on Poem: It’s Winter in Green Timbers

Green Timbers Memories, on Archibald Road, between Newton Road and Fraser Highway

by Ellen Edwards It’s September 1956, and we shall observe a teenager, coming home from school. She is beginning classes in Grade 11 at Princess Margaret High School, and never misses a day. The school bus took her to the corner of Newton and Archibald, a mile south, uphill from her home. Then she picked [...]

By |2017-05-22T03:01:24+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Memories of Green Timbers|Comments Off on Green Timbers Memories, on Archibald Road, between Newton Road and Fraser Highway

SNAP program springs into action

SNAP​ ​2017From​ ​left​ ​to​ ​right:​ ​Shenae​ ​(ORTL),​ ​Madeline​ ​(ORTM),​ ​Rosha​ ​(ORTM),​ ​Nate​ ​(PC),​ ​Rachel​ ​(HRTL),​ ​Ellen​ ​(GTHS),Kris​ ​(HRTL),​ ​Cass​ ​(TCTM),​ ​Ryan​ ​(HRTM),​ ​Paige​ ​(ORTM),​ ​Tori​ ​(HRTM),​ ​Jeanette​ ​(HRTM),​ ​Sara​ ​(TCTL),​ ​Bilal​ ​(ORTM),​ ​Sabrina​ ​(HRTM)Toggle   Spring is in the air and that means boots on the ground for the 14-member SNAP team. The [...]

By |2017-07-16T04:37:05+00:00May 11th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on SNAP program springs into action

Current threats (and one opportunity) for Green Timbers Urban Forest

Here are the current threats (and one opportunity) to the Green Timbers Urban Forest City Council contact information is at the bottom of this article. Council needs your feedback so they can give proper direction to city planners. Green Timbers needs to be seen as a valuable asset to the City, and not something in the [...]

By |2016-11-29T04:49:50+00:00May 8th, 2016|News & Events|Comments Off on Current threats (and one opportunity) for Green Timbers Urban Forest

Fraser Highway widening

The City of Surrey is planning to widen Fraser Highway through the Green Timbers Urban Forest, starting in 2017. The nine-page Corporate Report from Engineering and Parks to City Council is here: http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/CR_2015-R085.pdf Here are a few articles online: From the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/surrey-to-cut-down-hundreds-of-green-timbers-trees-to-make-way-for-lrt-1.3089323 The Surrey Leader: Protecting Paradise: http://www.surreyleader.com/news/306164021.html The Surrey Now: http://www.thenownewspaper.com/news/unknown-number-of-trees-in-green-timbers-will-fall-to-make-way-for-lrt-in-surrey-1.1957484 (on the [...]

By |2016-03-27T16:41:53+00:00June 5th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on Fraser Highway widening

April 2015 update

Dendroctonus pseudotsugae Contents: ———————————————————— * March meeting minutes * Beetles! * Website redesign * Fraser Highway widening * Parking on 100th Avenue * Crosswalk on Green Timbers Way discussion * SNAP planning * Party for the planet event * Other activities * Get involved! * Interesting local environmental/park planning links [...]

By |2016-11-29T04:49:50+00:00April 13th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on April 2015 update