|By Jo Anne Malpass
To celebrate Earth Day, three bus loads of students from Chase and Kamloops were treated to a guided tour of Roderick Haig-Brown Park on April 20 with presentations about salmon and their habitat.
Opening ceremonies were presided over by The Adams River Salmon Society (ARSS) Vice-President Dave Smith, Event Director Blair Action and indigenous elders Ethel Billy and JD Billy. After a prayer and singing by Ethel Billy, the students divided into four groups for their walkabouts.
On the tours, which lasted about an hour, the bio-diversity of the park and the life-cycle of the sockeye was explained. One of the tour directors, Ted Kay, told his group the cycle begins in freshwater in the fall, when a female's nest of eggs is fertilized. These eggs remain in the gravel throughout the winter while the embryos develop. In the spring, the eggs hatch and the young salmon emerge. The fry then spend a year or two in the lake before they begin their migration to the ocean. Sockeye typically spend two years at sea before they start their homeward migration to spawn.
…..read the whole story on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Shuswap organizations urge boaters to Clean, Drain, Dry and stop at watercraft inspection stations pg. 14
- Trooper Coming to the Narrows pg. 19
- Economic Development Strategy for The Shuswap Region Now Complete pg. 20
- Update on Area F Parks pg. 24
Calendar of Events
- Shuswap Trade Show in Chase May 5
- Chase Historic Tours May 5
- Classic Car Show ‘n’ Shine and Rise ‘n’ Shine Breakfast – Lakeview Ctr. Anglemont May 12
- Mother’s Day pancake breakfast at NS Community Hall May13
- Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Plant sale fundraiser May 13
- SC/LC Fire Hall Giant Garage Sale – May 19
- Trooper in the Narrows May 19
- Wine Stein Dine Dance at NS Community Hall May 26
……Read details and more calendar of events on page 70
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