Over 30 Years of Environmental Awareness & Stewardship
The Port Moody Ecological Society is a 100% volunteer-operated training organization whose mandate is to operate a salmon hatchery and water quality testing laboratory located on land owned by the City of Port Moody. We have been working tirelessly for over 30 years to foster a love of our environment through education and outreach in the Tri-Cities.
Throughout the year our dedicated volunteers work with over 50 school programmes, as well as outreach and environmental education at local festivals and various hatchery events. Our work includes water quality testing, ecological restoration, and the planning and running of the annual Fingerling Festival, which attracts over 60 organizations and 5,500 visitors from Metro Vancouver. We strive to create a learning experience at the hatchery and to bring relevant and fun activities to the festival each year.
Our Noons Creek salmon hatchery is a 100% volunteer operated facility – some of our volunteers work seven days a week during peak times and have been called out in the middle of the night when the alarms go off because the temperatures are too cold for the salmon. We raise Coho and Chum salmon from eggs to fingerlings (young fish) before releasing them each May during the Fingerling Festival for their four-year journey in the Pacific Ocean. The hatchery is a wonderful place for families and children to learn about the cycle of life. Everyone is welcomed to come for a visit, to feed the fish, and to learn about what our volunteers are doing.