Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sturgeon Release

Students from several Cranbrook schools including Amy Woodland, Gordon Terrace, Pinewood and TM Roberts travelled to Creston to release year old white sturgeon into the Kootenay River as part of a program to help regenerate this endangered species of ancient fish dating back to before the dinosaurs.

 Students learned that the largest sturgeon caught in the Kootenay River/Kootenay Lake area since being released was over 3 metres about the same length as 3 adults with outstretched arms.

 After being quizzed on their knowledge about the sturgeon, the children were shown how to hold the fish by members of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho. before each released her/his own sturgeon.

 Thanks to all who made this occasion such a memorable day for all participating students and adults.

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