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Students from Irvington elementary school get a real hands-on experience dissecting a hatchery salmon with U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff.
The festival is a one-day environmental education event for 4th and 5th grade students from around the Portland Metro area. This year more than 1,500 children from more than 20 different schools attended the event.
Commissioner Nick Fish discusses the importance of Clean Water with students from Oliver Elementary school.
Staff from the Water Bureau are part of the planning committee, serve as class guides, and teach classes on topics such as groundwater, how to build a water main, and water tasting.
This year City Commissioner, Nick Fish was also a participant at the festival.
The Children’s Clean Water Festival is organized and presented by a coalition of government and non-profit partners including: