Students Release 200 Stocked Trout Through TU Program
Forty students from St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta recently released trout into a stretch of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County as part of the Trout in the Classroom project. This program is sponsored nationally by Trout Unlimited and supported locally by the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
This environmental education program involves students in raising trout from eggs to fingerling-size fish, monitoring tank water quality, engaging in stream habitat study, learning to appreciate water resources, beginning to foster a conservation ethic and growing to understand ecosystems.
The 200 trout released by the St. Pius X students were the largest in the chapter’s history with the Trout in the Classroom program. The trout averaged about 5 inches in length. The students started with eggs on Oct. 5 and released the trout at Jones Bridge Unit into the Chattahoochee River on March 24.
More information on Trout in the Classroom is available at the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited’s website at www.georgiatu.org.
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