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Salmon Watch field trip a success

posted Oct 3, 2014, 1:52 PM by Hs EarlyCollege   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 2:00 PM by Eric Phillips ]
On September 27th and 28th, all Early College 10th graders in the Biology classes got to experience the spawning of Pacific Northwest Chinook salmon via the Salmon Watch Program.
  The Salmon Watch Program is a day of outdoor study about salmon and the variety of ecological issues that relate to their survival.  Students traveled to Packsaddle Park, east of Mill City at the foot of Big Cliff Dam. They participated in four field studies:  Life Cycle of the Salmon; Macro-Invertebrates; Water Quality; and Riparian studies.  These field studies were led by volunteer leaders, primarily from the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, who are specialists and professionals in the field.  This field trip was graciously sponsored by the Marion SWCD’s CLEAR grants, which provided the transportation and substitute costs.