Local middle school students take part in Yakima River restoration project

Submitted by Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

The educational process can be a lot more fun when the classroom is taken outdoors.

Approximately 60 eighth-grade students from Walter Strom Middle School converged on a stretch of the Upper Yakima River in Upper County last Thursday to take part in a multi-year restoration plan taking place on a seven-acre parcel of privately owned land that fronts approximately 3,000 feet of the river. The project is part of a collaboration of groups, including Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, Kittitas Conservation Trust, Kittitas County Conservation District, Washington Department of Ecology, Yakama Nation and the private landowner.

Check out the story in the local press.

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