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Students Learn about Healthy Rivers

LEAVENWORTH, Wash -- Students from throughout the Wenatchee Valley followed biologist into a tributary of the Wenatchee River on Friday to learn about insects and healthy rivers.

The Kids in the Creek Program creates salmon habitat awareness among your people. Each student was given a laminated "bug card" to aid them in identifying types of insects and plants in the river.

Certain insects, such as Mayfly Nymphs and Riffle Beetles, can not survive in polluted waters. There presence indicates a healthy river for salmon and other wildlife.

The Kids in the Creek Program is sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Kids in the Creek program has been going on for over ten years and recently won a national award for hands-on-curriculum.

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