Thanks in part to funding by the St. Vrain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Lyons Elementary School's fifth grade students, staff, and volunteers have hatched, tested, monitored, measured, and cried over hundreds of baby trout. With about fifty of the surviving fish, the students trekked over to LaVern Johnson Park, and released the little ones into the St. Vrain River during the Late Start Day (May 2) Science and Leadership program.
This amazing program is designed to bring students closer to their watersheds. The students raised trout from fingerlings, monitored tank water, engaged in stream habitat studies, learned to appreciate water resources, learned conservation ethics, and developed an understanding of ecosystem connectivity.
The LES Science and Leadership program students, with the help of volunteers from Trout Unlimited, released some nice, healthy trout into the river at LaVern Johnson Park. The fish were brought from the hatchery, north of La Porte. Thank you to Trout Unlimited.