CONSERVATION CORNER BY:
Mike Berube, Conservation Chairman
The conservation committee met for the first time this year prior to the September board meeting. The major item of discussion was to get projects scheduled and on the calendar so people can plan to attend ahead of time. We also brainstormed for new projects. Some projects we will be working on are “Fish in The Classroom” and “Fin Clipping at the Spokane Hatchery”.
NNRI WATER FESTIVAL REPORT
By: Mike Keegan
Below are pictures from kids casting at the Water Festival put on by the Spokane County Conservation District.
On September 11 and 12, the Northwest Natural Resources Institute held its annual Water Festival at Liberty Lake Park. Introduction to fly casting for 5th graders from several Spokane schools was one the seven stations which included topics such as ecology, water quality, etc that were presented.
A total of 470 students got an orientation to fly casting. Bob Kowal and Gale Allen provided the initial instruction followed by dividing the students into groups for coaching and practice. Many thanks to the volunteers (8 on Thursday and 7 on Friday) who mentored during the 25 minute sessions.