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Surrey Bend Trip

Saturday, April  23, 2016 

by Fernando Selles

                        Naturalists from a number of Naturalist Clubs from the Lower Mainland, Including Fernando and Paulina

                         from CFN went to a field trip to Surrey Bend Regional Park on Saturday April 23.

                        This Regional Park is the newest park in BC. In fact, its official opening was on April 16 of this year. 

                        The park is owned by both Metro Vancouver and the City of Surrey.

                        Located at 17529 112 Ave in Surrey, it comprises 384 ha (850 acres) of Fraser River Floodplain without dykes, 

                        making it one of the largest stretches of land subjected to annual floods during the river freshet. Because of this, 

                        it has a large variety of habitats including wetlands, riparian forests and drained land unprotected from floods. 

                        Surrey Bend RP is nearly the same size as Stanley Park

    

Photos: Paulina Selles