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Learning ins and outs of salmon


September 27, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan LARRY HORTON, a Salmon Watch field trip volunteer, looks in a net for bugs scooped up from the South Santiam River by Luke Jacks, sixth grade at Sweet Home Charter School.

Some 450 sixth-grade students from Lebanon and Sweet Home are spending time at Northside Park this month learning about salmon and their habitat.

“This is one of 10 field trips,” said Angela Clegg, coordinator with the South Santiam Youth Watershed Council Friday as about 60 Sweet Home students from Holley Elementary and the Sweet Home Charter School spent the day at the park on the shore of the South Santiam River.

During the Salmon Watch field trips, the students visit four stations covering four subject areas: fish biology, water quality, macro invertebrates and riparian ecology....

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