Get wild, Port Moody! Join us on August 18th & 19th for the Mossom Creek BioBlitz!

Here’s your chance to join us in celebrating local biodiversity through a 24 hour ‘marathon’ where the public, scientists and local stewards come together to identify and record local plants and wildlife in our watershed. 

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an intense period of study that will generate new scientific data for the Mossom Creek Watershed and surrounding area. The study is carried out by taxonomic specialists and expert naturalists and provides a rigorous inventory of species present in the area that are carefully identified using standard protocol. The research will create a scientific record of a place and moment in time that is accessible to all through standardized data base tools, scientifically comparable across the country and into the future.

Results will be available online and become an important part of our natural baseline for the area.

How can you participate?

  1. Register for our “Night Creatures of Mossom” event on Friday, August 18th (7pm-10pm)
  2. Register for a “Guided Biodiversity Walk” on Saturday, August 19th (11am & 1:30pm)
  3. Volunteer to help. This type of community driven biodiversity study is a big undertaking. If you are interested in helping, we are looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Whether you can lend a hand for a few hours helping check in guests or you have an interest in biology and can assist with one of our team BioBlitz studies, we need your help. 

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