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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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 April 13th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on April 2015 update

March 2015 update

Fraser Highway In this update: ———————————————————— * February meeting minutes * SNAP planning * Fraser Highway widening * Other activities * Get involved! * Interesting local environmental/park planning links Minutes of the February 4, 2015 Board of Directors meeting — Download the pdf report here (http://www.greentimbers.ca/about-gths/gths-forms/doc_download/49-gths-news-february-2015) . Depending on your [...]

By | 2016-11-29T04:49:51+00:00 April 13th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on March 2015 update

January 2015 Newsletter

———————————————————— Please reply: We need your opinions and thoughts about the report on widening Fraser Highway between 140th and 148th. What do you think? Please reply to greentimberssociety@gmail.com (mailto:greentimberssociety@gmail.com?subject=Fraser%20Highway%20Widening) . ** Newsletter contents: ———————————————————— * AGM minutes * December minutes * GTHS directors for 2015 * SNAP planning for 2015 * Fraser Highway widening report [...]

By | 2016-11-29T04:49:51+00:00 April 13th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on January 2015 Newsletter

National Forest Week in Surrey – Sep 21-27, 2014

National Forest Week in Surrey September 21-27, 2014 Surrey has many forested areas to enjoy, so it's easy to get outside to celebrate this special week. Check out the events at: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15695.aspx

By | 2015-03-17T04:01:35+00:00 August 28th, 2014|News & Events|Comments Off on National Forest Week in Surrey – Sep 21-27, 2014