Wildlife Group Reels in 150 Rainbow Trout
Prince George, B.C. – The Spruce City Wildlife Association is gearing up for another summer of tours and educational programming.
To help them do that, the Freshwater Fisheries Society dropped off 150 rainbow trout – catchables and fingerlings at their hatchery on River Road recently.
“We will be using them to help educate people around the area to what we have in our local lakes, streams and rivers, and give them a brief overview on the life cycle, and how a hatchery works,” says president Steve Hamilton.
“Last year our tours were incredibly successful, and we were able to show a lot of children what a fish looks like up close – some children had never seen a fish, and they left with a new appreciation for what we have here in the area.”
He says the tours and educational programs will be on an “as booked” basis and encourages anyone interested in seeing the hatchery to get in touch with him on their Facebook page.
Hamilton says there is no charge for the tours but notes the non-profit relies on donations to keep it going and will be accepted.