Wasilla’s Soil and Water Conservation District has been recognized for its leadership in education and outreach programs. The National Fish Habitat Board in Washington, DC will honor the conservation planning group with an award later this month. The Wasilla Districts’ program engaged more than two thousand elementary and middle school children and adults in the Matanuska Susitna Borough in fish habitat restoration and protection projects in 2009. The group worked with middle school students in 2006 to conduct stream studies on Little Susitna River, and in 2009, students worked to restore riverbanks.
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
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