Kevin Ryan awarded the 2019 City of Port Moody Environmental Award

  KUDOS TO KEVIN! We are celebrating because our president, Kevin Ryan, was recently awarded the 2019 City of Port Moody Environmental Award. Kevin Ryan had only been a volunteer with the Mossom Creek Hatchery for a year when he put his name forward to be president of the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society in […]

A Cougar for Mossom Creek Education Centre

  In 43 years no volunteer at Mossom has ever seen a cougar in the watershed. Yet about once a month we record one on the trail cams placed in the forest. Several years ago, we let the BC Conservation Service know that if a cougar has to be destroyed somewhere in the province we […]

PHOENIX OF MOSSOM CREEK – after the fire

A video chronicling the rebuild of the Mossom Creek Hatchery After the December 11, 2013 fire destroyed everything that we had built up over 37 years, there were many kind and generous offers of assistance from the community.  One was from award-winning documentary film maker Eva Wunderman.   Starting just days after the fire and until […]

Port Moody Rotary, library support Mossom Creek Hatchery rebuild

by  Staff Writer – The Tri-City News posted Sep 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM Money continues to roll in to support the rebuild of Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody. Here Sandie Hollick-Kenyon of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Mossom volunteer George Assaf get a close look at the creek. — Image Credit: ZOANN MORTEN PHOTO Money raised for Mossom Creek […]

Steller stand-up for Port Moody hatchery rebuild

A behind-the-scenes tour of the UBC Marine Mammal Open Water Projects at the Steller Sea Lion Research Station at Reed Point Marina in Port Moody was auctioned off for $500 at the recent Mossom Creek Hatchery gala. The money will go toward rebuilding Port Moody’s Mossom Creek Hatchery, which was destroyed by fire in December […]

MOSSOM CREEK HATCHERY: Lafarge plays major role in rebuilding Port Moody hatchery

by  Diane Strandberg – The Tri-City News posted Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM Mossom Creek Hatchery 2.0 started taking shape in Port Moody this summer when Lafarge Canada began building forms and pouring concrete to get the hatchery building up and running in time for the fall salmon spawning season. Above, on the team are (front) volunteer project […]

Swamp Lanterns a.k.a Skunk Cabbage

Originally published by the Tri City News. Otherworldly, they rise like luminous golden flames from the swamp’s black ooze. And, unmistakably, there is something in the air.  Here on the wet coast there is no surer sign of spring.   Skunk cabbages, modest of moniker but fabulous in form, once again decorate our lowland wet spots […]

Liking the Lichen

Finding big ragged pieces of Lungwort lichen in the Mossom Creek watershed reveals two things.  One, it has been windy recently.  Two, the air quality in the Lower Mainland is improving. Lobaria pulmonaria, like all lichens, is extremely sensitive to pollutants in the air.  It used to be that I could not find such lichen […]