MEDIA ADVISORY: There’s Something Fishy with This School Project

Students Set Sunfish Free at Supplee

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, MD – May 31, 2017: WSSC will host 60 third-grade students from Prince George’s County Public Schools at the Supplee Lane Recreation Area in Laurel TOMORROW to release their classroom-raised sunfish into the T. Howard Duckett Reservoir. The fish release culminates a year-long project in which third graders in 78 elementary schools and academies across the county raise native bluegill sunfish in their classrooms as part of their science and environmental literacy lessons.

The students from James H. Harrison and Vansville Elementary Schools will also spend a few hours at the reservoir to learn firsthand how humans can help protect drinking water sources. To date, more than 1,200 sunfish raised by students have been released in local waters.

WHAT:           Sunfish Release

WHEN:           Thursday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:         Supplee Lane Recreation Area, 16904 Supplee Lane, Laurel, MD 20707

EDITOR’S NOTE – Along with seeing students release fish into the reservoir, this is a great photo op with numerous visuals of students engaging in several hands-on environmental activities.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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