Reviving Mossom Creek

Since 1976, the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (BIMES) has operated the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody, significantly contributing to salmon recovery 
and serving as a vital educational resource for the community.

Photo Credit: Paul Steve

A Partnership for Recovery

In 2013, a devastating fire destroyed the hatchery and all its records. During this critical time, BIMES faced the challenge of not being a registered charity, a status they were pursuing when the disaster struck.

In response, the Port Moody Foundation partnered with BIMES and the City of Port Moody, facilitating tax-deductible donations for the hatchery’s reconstruction. This collaboration enabled BIMES to raise over $85,000, resulting in the launch of a state-of-the-art salmon hatchery, superior to its predecessor in every way and better equipped to serve the community’s needs.

Ongoing Support & Expansion

The partnership didn’t end there. The Port Moody Foundation has continued its support, working alongside BIMES to enhance site accessibility, direct federal grant funds for administrative improvements, and expand their educational programs. This ongoing effort ensures BIMES remains a beacon of community engagement and environmental stewardship in Port Moody.