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Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Opened in 2017, this park was a gift from the Godwin family who donated 26 acres of their farm property to the City of Surrey through Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program. The land is rich in biodiversity and heritage, and they wanted to share it with you. Tom and Elaine Godwin first purchased this land in 1969 when much of this part of Surrey was a “stump farm” – named for the large stumps remaining after logging. The family built and operated a farm, tended the pasture fields, restored a salmon stream, planted over 10,000 trees, and constructed a pond. For 45 years the Godwins put a lot of care and attention into this land – environmental stewardship in action! The park’s trails will take you past a pond, through a grove of towering redwood trees, around a meadow, and past an orchard. Enjoy a small taste of fruit from the remaining orchard. Another sight to see is the 175-foot tall Douglas-fir tree, a designated Heritage Tree that is over 180 years old. Can you imagine what this park would have looked like 200 years ago? A Biodiversity Preserve is an area preserved and protected for its variety of plants, animals, and habitats; and the connections between them. Herons, owls, coyotes, and salmon are just a few of the animals that visit the park. To help protect wildlife and habitat, dogs are not permitted in the park.

9016 – 164 Street

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