By Rosalind Russell – Students from an Espanola high school helped release thousands of walleye eggs into local waters.
Dennis Lendrum, who has overseen the development of the Black Creek Sno-trails in partnership with Espanola Game and Fish Club says students from Ecole catholique La Renaissance released some 40 thousand walleye eggs last week.
He says it is all part of the Micro Hatchery Club program at the school overseen by Rolly Frappier with the eggs being released off the Black Creek Fishing Pier.
Lendrum says the school has been engaged in the conservation effort for the last eight years.
He adds the students finished off their day checking out nests of turtle eggs along the trail.
Meanwhile, Leland Morley, with the game and fish club, says the Espanola Game and Fish Community Hatchery program is set up every year at the Webbwood recreational building.
He says this year approximately 900 thousand fry have also been released into local lakes.
Photo: Several students from Ecole catholique La Renaissance spent a day at Black Creek Fishing Pier and Sno-Trails releasing walleye fry and checking out turtle egg nests, all part of their environmental program. The students released some 40 thousand walleye eggs into the creek. Photos provided by Black Creek Sno-Trails and used with permission.