Students help Michigan DNR restore chinook salmon

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

In dozens of Michigan classrooms, elementary, middle and high school students are helping the state Department of Natural Resources restore the salmon population.

The students are hatching and raising fish, then reintroducing them into the wild.

The South Haven Steelheaders at South Haven High School are one such group.

They're taking care of salmon eggs and hope to raise them so they can grow in pens in the Black River.

The goal is to imprint the river on the fish so they'll return there to spawn after several years growing in Lake Michigan.

The DNR's Salmon in the Schools program operates in about 80 schools.


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