By Phil Melnychuk, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
Students at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary had a chance to help out the local salmon population like their Maple Ridge colleagues have been doing in elementary schools for several years.
For the first time at a secondary school in the city, a tank was set up to raise juvenile chum salmon. Six student aides maintained the tank at the school and raised 54 chum salmon fry this spring.
The students released the chum into the clear waters of Kanaka Creek on Wednesday, for the long trip, facing long odds for survival, to the Pacific Ocean.