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New Upgrade to the Fish Hatchery

Kaleb Wells
Mr. Steele showing off the fish hatchery to his class

New upgrade comes to Palisade High School fish hatchery.

This is Palisade High school’s fish hatchery third year in operation. The fish hatchery is ran by Palisade’s own, Mr. Steele. This year is a very special year for the fish hatchery. There are new improvements to help the proficiency in the growing of the Razorback Suckers. “The new upgrade is the Vortex filtration system” said by Mr. Steele. “This improvement helps clean the bigger materials in the tank. The Razorback Sucker has been declared “endangered” in the Colorado river. 

The fish hatchery is student lead. Mr. Steele is looking for palisade students’ assistance in the fish hatchery. “Students can learn many skills about natural resources,” said Mr. Steele.

“The fish hatchery demonstrates Palisade High School’s motto” think globally, act locally” (PHS fish hatchery website). The fish hatchery focuses on giving back to the ecosystem. This experience is very significant to the students of Palisade High School.

We had the chance to interview a student that helps lead the Palisade High School fish hatchery Kale Pottier Senior at Palisade High School. This is Kale’s fourth year in the involvement of the fish hatchery project. “I like the experience and being a part of helping endangered fish species” Said by Kale Pottier another example of thinking globally and acting locally. Students’ favorite thing about the fish hatchery is release day. Every year they may get to witness the great achievement that they have led throughout the year. “Seeing students getting excited on release day is my favorite thing about the fish hatchery,” said Mr. steele.

Now that we have seen the fish hatchery and concluded our interviews. The fish hatchery improvements will definitely benefit the new group of Razorback Sucker fish. If you are interested in the help of the Palisade High Schools fish hatchery talk to Mr. Steele in room 135A.

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Kaleb Wells, Staff Member
My name is Kaleb Wells. I am a senior. This is my first year in the newspaper. I play football and run track for Palisade High School. I also participate in the LEAD program so hopefully one day I can be a teacher.
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