Summer BioBlitz (June 2 & 3 2023)

Get wild, Port Moody! Join us on June 2 & 3 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. Do you have an interest in nature and ecology? Register to participate as a Citizen Scientist in one of these survey events:

Friday, June 2nd, 2023
Bat Walk 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Birding 7:00 – 10:00 am
Forest Survey 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Beach Seine 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration is required: EventBrite Registration

What’s a Citizen Scientist? Citizen science is scientific research conducted with participation from the general public. As a citizen scientist you will participate in research and data collection during the BioBlitz, including helping observe and record species in the Mossom Creek watershed and surrounding area.

2. Volunteer to help with event logistics. This type of community driven biodiversity study is a big undertaking. If you are interested in helping with event logistics, we are also looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Whether you can lend a hand for a few hours helping check in guests, helping with our BBQ, or you have an interest in helping teach people how to use the iNaturalist app, we need your help. 

Check back for more event details, or follow us on Facebook to find out the latest news, click here.

For questions about the 2023 Mossom Creek BioBlitz, please contact Kamil Szlachta at


Learn about our 2017 BioBlitz

The Mossom Creek BioBlitz that took place in August, 2017 was the first of it’s kind in the Tri-Cities. The event included participation from our local community, BIMES volunteers, citizen scientists and field experts from across the Lower Mainland. The results have been collated into a report that provides a baseline inventory of a healthy watershed. The report, written by professional biologist Pamela Zevit and Special Projects Coordinator for the South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP), also makes recommendations on the importance of working with local, government and industry partners to continue studying the Port Moody area and implement stewardship strategies that will help support long term watershed health.

The full report can be downloaded here: Mossom Creek BioBlitz 2017 Report (pdf)

The report will be shared with federal, provincial and municipal governments, including the City of Port Moody and Village of Anmore. It will also  be made available to local stewardship groups and developers.


Thank you to all those that participated, we look forward to continued study of our local watersheds! 


Special thanks to our generous 2017 partners and sponsors:







BioBlitz 2017 photos

Mossom Creek BioBlitz

To view the full album, click here.

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