Trout in the classroom release day!!
This morning, volunteers with the Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited #332 chapter assisted students and faculty of the Hereford Elementary school, in conducting a Brook trout release into the Perkiomen Creek.
The Brook trout were raised in a cooperative effort between the school, PVTU332 and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The program is called, "Trout in the Classroom", and the fish are raised from the egg stage until they are ready to be released at the fingerling stage.
119 Brook trout were released by students of Mrs. Coffey's class into the section of the Perkiomen creek that runs behind the school. Upon releasing the trout, students were rotated through stages of volunteers where they learned about water quality, insect life, fly tying and then each student received a hands on lesson in fly rod casting.
Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited would like to thank the PVTU332 volunteers: Dave Hoglund, Dan Nedzwecky- fly casting, Tom Smith- Fly Tying, Jim Coffey- water quality and Trout in the classroom. Also, Hereford Elementary school for hosting, and the faculty and students for allowing us to take part in a fun, successful conclusion of their "Trout in the Classroom" program!