What’s Going On

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

7pm on Wednesday, 17th February 2021

The Port Moody Ecological Society will for 2021, host their AGM using the Zoom Teleconference platform in Webinar format – see below for details to register.

As well as providing an overview of the activities of the Society in 2020, the current Board will be dissolved and a new Board elected for the coming year.

The guest speaker this year will be Dr. Brett van Poorten, an Assistant Professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University with a relevant and topical subject:

Searching for a balanced perspective in hatcheries and stockings
Management and recovery of fish populations has few tools to help recover declining and extirpated populations. Rearing and stocking fish remains a prominent, if not controversial method for re-establishing fish populations and enhancing fisheries. Detractors cite numerous risks to this method, but there are obvious benefits as well; the choice of when and where to continue stocking and whether to supplement with other tools, such as habitat enhancement depends on balancing the costs against benefits. In this talk, we will evaluate all risks and benefits as a means of gaining perspective and making informed decisions.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Brett van Poorten is an assistant professor in recreational fisheries science and management at Simon Fraser University. His work strives to help management make informed decisions based on readily available data. Fisheries management decisions range from population conservation, invasive species control and fisheries regulations and enhancements. His work aims to help decision makers determine their management objectives and make unbiased decisions that weigh different hypotheses and perspectives.

 

On the day of the AGM, please log in and register by clicking the link below.
We suggest you log in from 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. You will be admitted once the meeting starts.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88669488588?pwd=VVFveExHMGlsMnNJbWRlMER3L1V6UT09

 

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Our hatchery is now open but we’re still distancing

We continue to do our part to help contain the global outbreak of COVID-19.  Only authorised volunteers and DFO staff are able to enter the building because of the limited space.  We will continue to follow health authorities’ directives and trust that our combined efforts to limit the transmission of COVID-19 will allow us to resume full operations soon.  Please follow us for updates:  Facebook.com/Noonscreek/ and Twitter @noonscreek

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – SOLO

We will not be organising a community Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup this year.  Instead, we ask members of the community to create their own family group and clean at their own pace, on their own time, to help keep our shoreline clean.  Sign up at:  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

See you all next year!

Sandra Niven and Dave Bennie

Volunteers / Organisers

Tulip bulbs sold out

Bulbs are now SOLD OUT at our Noons Creek Hatchery. Many thanks to the City of Port Moody for their donation of the bulbs so we can hold this fundraiser every year and to our supporters for purchasing them so we can continue our volunteer work.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE HATCHERY.

A reminder that we are not able to provide the distance required inside the hatchery to protect everyone during the Coronavirus so all members of the public and most of our volunteers are asked to stay away at this time.  We look forward to seeing you all in the future when it’s safe to do so!

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Bill Nichols

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Nichols who was a treasured volunteer at our hatchery.  For many years, Bill funded a bursary each year for our students through collecting over 60,000 cans and bottles over the trails along the trails near the hatchery, which speaks to the volume of garbage on our trails as much as to Bill’s dedication.  Many students benefitted from Bill’s generosity and hard work and we are truly grateful for that gift.

Bill was the recipient of the Port Moody Civic Award for his environmental work and was a valued and well liked community member.  We miss him.

Xápayay: Tree of Life

Read the Curating message from Tasha Faye Evans.  All of our Facebook video’s are available at Facebook.com/Noonscreek/videos/.

Xápayay:Tree of Life will bring you some cedar medicine and words from local Knowledge Keepers and Coast Salish artists via zoom or facebook live. If you haven’t already joined our Noons Creek Hatchery Facebook page to tune into our events. Sending you love!

Cedar is our Tree of Life. She is the one who gives and gives and gives. She cleans our air. She provides us with medicines. Her wood is carved. Her bark is woven. Her branches wash us clean.

Follow us for details and updates at facebook.com/Noonscreek/

How Do We Get to Noons Creek Hatchery?

Everyone is encouraged to carpool, use public transit or cycle to our events as parking can be very limited if there are other activities going on at the Port Moody Recreation Centre.  We are located over the footbridge that leads into the park to the very right of the ice rinks.

For additional information, phone the hatchery at 604-469-9106 any time from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00am.

Updates – Follow Us on Social Media

Stay up to date on what’s happening at the hatchery!

Facebook.com/PortMoodyEcologicalSociety

Twitter.com/noonscreek

Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations