SWEP grant helps students conserve Salmon Kill River
Thursday, July 17, 2014
High school students are studying and helping to conserve the Salmon Kill River in Salisbury thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP). Richard Sears, left, development director of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), receives the check from Nina Levenduski of the SWEP Connecticut chapter. Michael Jastremski, right, HVA’s water protection director, is working with the University of Connecticut's Natural Resource Conservation Academy and Trout Unlimited to engage local students from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School in this hands-on river education project. The water samples and stream habitat data that students collect will also create a baseline for future restoration work on the Salmon Kill.