At the annual general meeting of the Port Moody Ecological Society (Noons Creek Hatchery) on Wednesday, Feb. 15, the guest speaker will be Jonathan Moore, SFU's Liber Ero chair of coastal science and management in the biological sciences department.
Moore, who has a passion for wild salmon, will talk about "resilience and salmon ecosystems." He will describe how coastal ecosystems require the seasonal return of mature salmon to small streams to provide a pulse of critical nutrients, which sustains their food webs. Moore's research focuses mainly on the ecology of freshwater ecosystems in coastal streams and lakes.
The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Port Moody Recreation Centre (300 Ioco Rd.), is free and open to the public. Society members will provide updates of events at the hatchery as well as information on the number of salmon produced and returning spawners from the past year. A report will also be given on water quality in local streams, which volunteers from the hatchery monitor throughout the year. After these reports, the election of a new board of directors and Moore's presentation, guests will be invited to mingle and enjoy light refreshments.
For more information, see www.noonscreek. org or call 604-469-9106 or 604-937-3483.