Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs!

Tulips

For the Mom that loves to garden!
Tulip and daffodil bulbs for sale at our Noons Creek hatchery for just $5 a bag thanks to the City of Port Moody. Each bag is 30″x34″ and contains approximately 20-30 bulbs – great value! We can help you get the bags to your vehicle at no extra charge. Park near the field in the rec centre’s parking lot for easy access to our hatchery.

Drop by between 9 and 11am – cash only, please.

 

 

Volunteer with us!

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Volunteer Opportunities

We really appreciate our volunteers, some of whom come to the hatchery every day and some come along when they can – once a week or once a month. We are there every Saturday from 9.00am to 11.00am and welcome  everyone to come and say hello and see what we do. We ask volunteers to become a member, for as little as $5 a year (for students).

Like fish?  Like to tinker?  We are actively seeking volunteers with experience in fixing machinery and instruments who are interested in hatchery operations.  Training provided on-the-job and hours are flexible.  You will be helping to raise the salmon and trouble shooting should the need arise.

Check out our PMES Calendar of Events for volunteers!

There are many types of jobs in our hatchery. Listed below are the most prominent ones:

  • Fingerling Festival volunteers
  • Volunteer coordinator/training coordinator
  • Photographs/35mm slides cataloguing
  • Office administration assistants
  • Assistant newsletters editors/helpers
  • Archivist/librarian
  • Newsletter reporters/helpers
  • Web Developers/maintainers
  • Fish Habitat restoration coordinator
  • Fish Habitat builders
  • Water Quality Data entry assistants
  • Water quality samplers/monitors
  • Communications/marketing/advertising/promotion assistants
  • Community outreach assistants
    • Hatchery helpers
    • Watersheds/streamkeeper coordinator
    • Tour leaders
    • Cleaner-outers and cleaner-uppers
    • Hatchery site maintainers
    • Schools program assistants/understudies
    • Fundraising

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Fingerling Festival – May 3, 2014

Mark your calendars !  Our 23rd annual Fingerling Festival will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at our Noons Creek Hatchery, located beside the Port Moody Recreation Centre.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for further information:  https://www.facebook.com/PortMoodyEcologicalSociety#!/

Bennie’s Interpretive Trail

The interpretive trail loop is opening in Spring 2013 and is the culmination of two months of hard work by Dave Bennie, Brian Wormald and several other volunteers.  Teaming up with TD Tree Days and the Evergreen Foundation, approximately $2,000 worth of native trees and shrubs were planted around the hatchery and along the trail.  The trail is named after Dave Bennie and his father, Doug Bennie, both of whom loved the hatchery and volunteered countless hours ensuring its success.

PMES volunteers felt it would add more value if the planting and trail could be incorporated with a ‘tree identification plan’.  For this to happen, the public would need to be able to get into the forest to appreciate them.  So, under the direction of Dave Bennie, several short trails were planned to navigate the forest that surrounds the hatchery building.

After the planting, several footbridges over the beautiful small waterways were created using recycled materials and mulch was donated for use on the trail.  Metal plates are attached to trees containing the plant’s common name, scientific name and photo.  This is not only for the general public’s benefit but is now an adjunct to the PMES school programmes.