Stream To Sea Program Scrapped

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Stream To Sea Program Scrapped

After decades, a popular program to educate kids on salmon habitat is coming to an end. The Stream to Sea Program sees school kids rear Chinook fry through the winter and release them into salmon-bearing streams in June. Education Coordinator Terri McClymont says there is no rationale reason for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to pull the plug on the program, as it only costs the federal government 400-thousand dollar per year.
“It’s not dollars and cents,” says McClymont. “The program has 34,000 kids a year for 40 years at $400,000 a year. Seriously!”
A request for comment from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans yielded this response in an email:

-The educational and technical support contracts for this year will go ahead as planned.

-The Department will work with its partners over the next year to look at new ways to deliver these programs in the future.

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  1. You seem to be the first news outlet to cover this. Nice work! I heard about from a parent this afternoon. $10 a year to support a child to become interested in learning about science and the environment and the Fed Gov’t cancels it? After 30 years of building it into a success? I don’t get it…Perhaps Minister LeBlanc has an explanation?

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