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Salmon Stewards Success!

Parents,

We have found salmon stream success on all accounts:

1) All classes, 3rd-6th grades, have made a successful investigation at the salmon stream,

2) All classes have found that the salmon stream passes their tests for healthy coho habitat, and

3) all of our official Northwest Kids have returned with official Northwest mud on their feet and more (I do apologize for the extra laundry detergent you may have used during the last two weeks. Thank you for your patience!!) 

Data is pouring in supporting a Fidalgo-wide decision that we can release our coho salmon in Meadow Creek. This data will be shared with Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, as well as the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. You might keep an eye out in our local papers for an article, as well.

I would like to shout out to all of our diehard chaperones who braved the winter elements to support outdoor learning for our kids and keep them safe and focused. To the amazing generosity of the Bergner family, especially Rich Bergner who allowed us to use their Garden Spot on the creek and greeted and hosted every single group. Finally to the Kiwanis Sunrisers, who financed the salmon aquarium equipment, busing and salmon lifecycle obstacle course for 10 classes of Falcons. We could not have done this without you!

The date set for the salmon release is Thursday, March 20th. It is only 1 hour per group, time to release a fish, play a salmon lifecycle obstacle course game with National Park Ranger, Christie Fairchild, and head right back to school. Please mark your calendars, line up those mud boots and shoes (and detergent) one more time, and contact your classroom teacher if you’d like to join our adventure. Thanks for supporting Fidalgo Science!

Best regards,

Mira

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