The Fear Factor – Zoom Talk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Guest speaker: Dr. Rob Butler Topic: The mere presence of predators has a profound effect on how animals behave and how entire ecosystems function. Once you hear this story, you will begin to see the natural world in an entirely new way. Join Dr. Rob Butler in this lively talk about all types of […]

Cougars in our backyard – Zoom Talk

Cougars in our backyard – co-existing with North America’s biggest cat Guest speaker: Tom Saare, Assistant Instructor – Fish, Wildlife & Recreation Program, BC Institute of Technology Topic: Wildlife-conflict expert Tom Saare joined us for a fascinating talk about the Lower Mainland’s most intriguing wild cat, the cougar. As urban growth touches our north shore […]

Outdoor exploring at Mossom Creek

When news of the pandemic hit in March, restrictions were handed down to limit the number of social interactions in public places. Classes were postponed or moved online, putting Mossom Creek’s decades-old school programs on hold until a safer way of program participation could be established. Our programming team quickly adapted and began working on […]

Spring Workshops Announced

We are excited to announce two new workshops this spring; aimed at helping our students and future leaders understand the challenges of climate change and the importance of understanding traditional ecological knowledge. As we target climate change science, students will explore the connections between observable weather and historical climate patterns as we look at glaciers, […]

Water Quality Monitoring at Mossom

Thanks to a generous donation from the Mattson Family, in honour of Jim Mattson, water quality testing and monitoring of Mossom Creek has taken place every Salmon Sunday since October 13, 2019.  We also started monitoring North Schoolhouse Creek in early December and are excited about the addition of a new water quality station at […]

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 […]

TD Friends grant helps Mossom

A recent grant from the Burnaby-TriCities TD Friends of the Environment Foundation helped the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society and their Mossom Creek Hatchery develop and deliver aboriginal content for its school field trip programs and create meaningful community interactions at our weekly Salmon Sundays and at several festivals in Port Moody. We are grateful […]

Salmon Sunday Speaker Series

Join us for our Salmon Sunday Speaker Series at Mossom Creek Hatchery. These free events are open to the public and will take place after our Salmon Sunday volunteer hours. The Hatchery is open from 11:00-1:30 every Sunday and then from 1:30-2:30 on days when we have a Sunday speaker. See you there!   Introduction to […]

The Mossom Creek BioBlitz was a tremendous success

The Mossom Creek BioBlitz, which kicked off on August 18th, 2017, was the first of its kind in the Tri-Cities. The event provided local residents with valuable interactions with local nature and an opportunity to bring scientists together from across the Lower Mainland for an intense period biological study in the Mossom Creek Watershed and surrounding area. […]

You Only Care About…. What You Know About

Turning over rocks, wading in a stream, collecting small little bits and bobs that turn out to be amazing creatures when viewed through a magnifier … all in a day’s experience for a group of appreciative students from Anmore.   James McConville’s 7/8 grade class from Eagle Mountain Middle School recently spent a day at […]