Port Moody Rotary, library support Mossom Creek Hatchery rebuild

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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 Hatchery is not just going to pay for concrete, wood and plumbing fixtures.

Community funds are needed to outfit the building and cover the cost of education materials that were destroyed when the hatchery burned down in December.

Thankfully, several organizations are stepping up to make sure the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society, which runs the hatchery on Port Moody’s north shore, can continue its work educating young people about fish, wildlife and the environment.

Last Wednesday, the Rotary Club of Port Moody donated $10,000 for educational materials, furniture and other equipment and the Port Moody Public Library Board has donated $5,000 from its 2014 Links to Literacy Gold Tournament for literacy-related initiatives.

Another $9,500 has come in from community donations, according to Ruth Foster, the hatchery’s co-founder, who expressed her sincere thanks and promised to make very careful use of the donations.

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