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Chinook Salmon

Mr. Charette's 6th grade Science class released 101 Chinook Salmon into the Little Manistee River today. This Michigan DNR supported SIC program runs from early November when classrooms receive the fertilized eggs, up to release in the spring. Mr. Charette's classroom started out with 130 fertilized eggs and successfully planted 101 healthy Chinook Salmon ranging from 2.5 to 5 inches in length. Students studied the Chinook Salmon lifecycle, toured the Platte River State Fish Hatchery and Weir, monitored water parameters and quality, and fed and cared for the fish over the course of the program. This is MCC's second year with the SIC program, which was made possible through grants received through the Manistee Country Community Foundation. We are thankful for a successful year and the opportunity to learn and engage in nature and God's creation.

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