Our ‘Rebuild’ Heroes

Mossom Creek Hatchery’s new building is nearing completion and it is already a star – a perfect match of function and appearance. As with any success, the real story is in the ‘behind the scenes’ production. In this case, the tale is studded with examples of teamwork, exceptional generosity, and strong organization. Generally it takes […]

Our Rebuild Heroes (2)

The Mossom Creek Hatchery has a new home. The building’s Occupancy Permit was granted March 31, 2015, just 15 short months after the loss of the original facility. The construction of this beautiful, functional building is a tale of outstanding partnership. Numerous companies have contributed their expertise throughout the construction and finishing of the new […]

A Fish on the Roof

Question: How do you make a 25 foot long, flat, green salmon? Answer: Get a big, sloped, solid roof. Add 24 tons of growth medium of lava, pumice and other good stuff. Bring in a half dozen experts to plant the perfect plants, with an emphasis on the fish shape. Wait for summer. The Hatchery’s roof has […]

Rebuild project is nearing completion

The Mossom Creek Hatchery site has continued to see a lot of activity.  This past week the upstairs interior progressed, with new windows being installed and the removal of the temporary wooden railing.  The exterior staircase was installed and hemlock ceiling stained. The new Hatchery and Education Centre is on schedule to open in May.  […]

Tri-City News: Road to Mossom rebuild in Port Moody

by  Diane Strandberg – The Tri-City News posted Dec 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM Mossom Hatchery in Port Moody during the fire of Dec, 11, 2013 and today, after months of planning, fundraising and construction. — Image Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS The re-building of Mossom Creek hatchery in Port Moody is an example of community resiliency and co-operation […]

Province Gives Boost to Mossom Creek Hatchery Rebuild

By Diane Strandberg Posted October 22, 2014 · Updated 8:52 AM   Pat Dennett, volunteer project manager for the Mossom Creek Hatchery rebuild, stands with his granddaughter, Lola Langtree, 8, in what will be the incubation room for salmon. On Friday, the province announced a grant of $35,000 that will be matched by Imperial Oil […]

For Immediate Release: One year after hatchery fire, significant progress made

For Immediate Release – December 9, 2014 One year after hatchery fire, significant progress made Local salmon hatchery rises from the ashes It was one year ago, on December 11, 2013, that fire ripped through the Mossom Creek Hatchery and Education Centre located in Port Moody, BC. The fire completely destroyed the hatchery building and contents, […]

Mossom Creek hatchery rising in time for fish spawning

by  Diane Strandberg – The Tri-City News posted Oct 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM Mel Steemson, left, and Pat Dennett, volunteers with the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society get plumbing fixtures ready for the new Mossom Creek hatchery under construction in Port Moody. — Image Credit: DIANE STRANDBERG/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean, thousands of chum […]

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 […]