Lake City Secondary Falcon Environmental Club students Grade 12 Callie Hume

Lake City Secondary Falcon Environmental Club students Grade 12 Callie Hume

Falcons Environmental Club at work

Members of Lake City secondary’s Falcons Environmental Club at the Williams Lake campus have been busy this fall.

Members of Lake City secondary’s Falcons Environmental Club at the Williams Lake campus have been busy this fall.

They started a new project last week planting trees at Scout Island Nature Centre.

The project began with nature centre environmental educator Sue Hemphill leading the group in building a fence around the area to be planted with young trees.

That work involved learning how to use a post pounder, measuring the enclosure and digging holes for the posts then putting up tall wire deer fencing.

In September Falcons Environmental Club member Kyla Roorda said the club members also participated in a Fisheries and Oceans Sea to Stream project at Quesnel River where they harvested male and female salmon.

The salmon harvested were used to develop fertilized eggs for the elementary school Sea to Stream. The fertilized eggs are delivered to aquariums in local elementary schools where the students care for and monitor the eggs while they grow into fingerling salmon.

During the process the students learn all about the life cycle of the salmon and participate in returning the fingerlings back into creeks and rivers.

Roorda said the Falcons Environmental Club members worked on the Sea to Stream project for three days staying overnight at the Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre.

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