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Students go under water to study rivers


July 17, 2019

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High school students from across the Mid-Willamette Valley are connecting with the local watershed in the most literal sense this summer, thanks to a program that puts them under the water with masks and snorkels, to explore local rivers.

Thanks to support from the Oregon Wildlife Foundation and the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station for funding and Eugene Skin Divers Supply with a discount on equipment, the South Santiam Watershed Council has been able to purchase 20 complete snorkel set-ups with wetsuits.

“On June 5, we had our first group of (15) student...

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