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RED BLUFF FWO: U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceParticipates in Earth Day Festivities
California-Nevada Offices , April 26, 2014
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Children in the watershed exhibit
Children in the watershed exhibit - Photo Credit: USFWS
Landon the Salmon
Landon the Salmon - Photo Credit: USFWS
Participants looking at aquatic insects
Participants looking at aquatic insects - Photo Credit: USFWS

By Anne Bolick

On April 26, 2014, staff members from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service participated in The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival held in Redding, California. The festival was held at city hall and included over 130 exhibitors highlighting sustainable living, resource conservation, and interactive activities for kids of all ages.

The USFWS exhibit consisted of a mini-watershed where kids could crawl upstream and learn about the life history of fish. Kids also got to practice casting a fishing pole. Families enjoyed learning about aquatic insects by watching a movie and looking at both preserved and live insect specimens.

The exhibit was a collaborative effort lead by the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office and included staff from Coleman National Fish Hatchery, California-Nevada Fish Health Center, and volunteers from Coleman National Fish Hatchery Friends Group. Other natural resource agencies were present as well, including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The event attendance was estimated to be between 3000-4000 people.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking forward to participating in this community wide Earth Day celebration next year.

Contact Info: Anne Bolick, 530-365-4271 ext 213, anne_bolick@fws.gov
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