The future of our valley is in your hands!

While proposal for the 16 Avenue Truck Park & Warehousing Facility has been withdrawn, plans for future development within the Hazelmere | Campbell Valley are still in-process. The City of Surrey continues its Local Area Planning process, which will set the course for how this valley is developed in the future. From now until Wednesday [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:18+00:00 July 4th, 2017|16th Ave Truck Park, COS Corporate Reports, FHCV Blog, Local Area Plan|Comments Off on The future of our valley is in your hands!

Hazelmere Valley Local Area Plan draft unveiled February 2017

What happened after GG Metro Holdings withdrew its application to rezone 77 acres in Hazelmere Valley to " light industrial" for a truck park and maintenance facility? Area landowners and stakeholders, including the volunteer FHCV, continued working on the Local Area Plan for the area in order to reach a sustainable land use plan for [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:18+00:00 February 28th, 2017|FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Hazelmere Valley Local Area Plan draft unveiled February 2017

Cross Border Politics and future development in the Hazelmere Valley

By David Reily, Little Campbell River Watershed Society   Dan Ferguson of the Langley Times recently published an article in the Langley Times and Peace Arch News  about manure runoff contaminating a waterway in Whatcom County. Some Washington State farmers say the quality of the water coming across the border from Langley and Abbotsford has [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:18+00:00 October 18th, 2016|FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Cross Border Politics and future development in the Hazelmere Valley

Surrey Truck Park Proposal withdrawn! (for now)

Fish and trucks WON’T mix (for now) because GG Metro has withdrawn development application 15-0127 to re-zone 77 acres of agricultural land in one of the most ecologically-sensitive areas of the lower mainland. The application would have allowed development of the land for industrial use as a truck park and warehousing. City of Surrey Planning [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:18+00:00 October 8th, 2016|16th Ave Truck Park, FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Surrey Truck Park Proposal withdrawn! (for now)

Community Info Meeting – Join us April 17

4th Community meeting for proposed Surrey truck park/industrial site This application has not gone away! Come out and have your say. The agenda includes brief “where we are” recap and plenty of time for Q and A. Sunday, April 17th, 1 PM Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club (1284 184 St - Surrey, BC) RSVP & invite your [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:19+00:00 March 21st, 2016|16th Ave Truck Park, FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Community Info Meeting – Join us April 17

Conservation group ‘here for longhaul’

The Friends of Hazelmere | Campbell Valley celebrate with one of our partner organizations -- A Rocha Canada -- in the donation of one of Surrey's most significant heritage properties to their organization. A Rocha has been stewarding the property for over five years, but now can carry on their conservation, education and sustainable agriculture [...]

By | 2016-03-01T19:25:32+00:00 March 1st, 2016|16th Ave Truck Park, FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Conservation group ‘here for longhaul’

Vancouver Sun: “Metro Vancouver in talks to return parks to cities”

Monday December 28th's Vancouver Sun features a front page article highlighting Metro's proposed land acquisition strategy to "preserve sensitive wetland conservation and reconnect people with nature." Surrey Councillor Villeneuve weighs in that the City of Surrey "is working to acquire more conservation areas to enhance its parks plan as its population grows." Read the entire [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:19+00:00 December 28th, 2015|FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Vancouver Sun: “Metro Vancouver in talks to return parks to cities”

Experts in Transportation, City Engineering, Agriculture, and Wildlife Weigh in on South Surrey Truck Stop

The Friends of Hazelmere | Campbell Valley (FHCV) hosted their third information meeting for concerned citizens on December 6th. The meeting highlighted the latest information learned about the proposed mega truck stop* on 16th Avenue and 192nd Street near the Surrey / Langley border. In addition, experts from various sectors weighed in on risks of [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:19+00:00 December 9th, 2015|16th Ave Truck Park, FHCV Blog|Comments Off on Experts in Transportation, City Engineering, Agriculture, and Wildlife Weigh in on South Surrey Truck Stop

History Along the Little Campbell

October Newsletter (Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club) Among those most affected by the proposed truck complex is the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club. Its members have maintained the Little Campbell River Hatchery for returning salmon since it was built in 1983. We found their October Newsletter, written by Bob Donnelly, had such a strong historical [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:48:19+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|16th Ave Truck Park, FHCV Blog|Comments Off on History Along the Little Campbell