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2014/2015 TIC Season Ends

posted May 22, 2015, 5:34 PM by North Jersey TU   [ updated Jun 17, 2015, 5:45 AM by Mike Balogh ]
The 2014/15 TIC season is coming to an end. In these last remaining weeks, participating schools have, or will be receiving their onion sacks and teach macroinvertebrates studies in their science class rooms. Some schools already have released their rainbow trouts into the wild, and others are about to do so shortly. This past TIC season has been outstanding, and just about all of our schools had great success with raising their fish from eggs to fingerlings.

All that remains to be done for me, is to thank all the North Jersey Chapter TU volunteers, who made it all happen. Without your help and giving of your time, there would have been no trout eggs in the classrooms, no fry to feed and care for, no dirty student hands from digging through the onion sacks, and no fingerlings to release into the wild. And last, but not least, no looking forward to this coming October, when we get to do it all over anew. THANK YOU ALL.

Willi Huber

PS. See below. I received this e-mail invitation from Denise Docherty of the Walnut Ridge Primary School in Vernon, who will be releasing their trout this coming May 30. This invitation extends to any TU North member who is interested.


Good Morning Willi,

Following is the e-mail that I sent to our faculty regarding the Walnut Ridge Primary School annual trout release. Included is the invitation that first grade students take home in the trout life cycle booklets that they've created during the year. We have over 100 trout (my estimate) and usually have about 70 attendees when we release them.

Hope to see you,

In October we received rainbow trout eggs from the Pequest Hatchery as part of the “Trout in the Classroom” program co-sponsored by NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited. Students have enjoyed watching the fish develop from the egg stage into fingerling trout ready to be released into the wild. Walnut Ridge students and their families are invited to join Mrs. Docherty as we release the trout that we raised in the artroom into Wawayanda Creek right here in our beautiful valley on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Park near the bridge on Prices Switch Road approximately .4 mile in from Route 94 and walk into the dirt road on the left (marked with balloons and the wooden fish from the artroom) to the Public Access Point to the creek.