Fourth graders from Ella Elementary took a rafting expedition down the Yuba River this week to learn about current restoration projects underway, salmon migration, and to study invertebrates and their importance to a healthy ecosystem.

The salmon expedition was the first of many activities that are part of a pilot program that almost 300 fourth graders from Olivehurst schools will participate in this year that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards. The program was designed and is being implemented through a collaboration between the Olivehurst Public Utility District, Yuba Water Agency and consulting team Burdick and Company.

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