PHOTOS: Blue Lake Earth Day creek lessons

Students learn about water pollution, restoration efforts in Mad River Watershed

  • Blue Lake Union Elementary eighth-graders Quinn Schweigert, left, Denny Romero, Shannon Kujawa-Seda, Augustus Gibbens and Dennis Wilson watch as Jacob Pounds, environmental program coordinator at Blue Lake Rancheria, takes a sample from Powers Creek in Blue Lake on Friday. The scientist led them on a walk to the Mad River tributary as part of Earth Day activities at the school. He taught them about the impacts of water pollution and restoration efforts in the Mad River watershed. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Blue Lake Union Elementary eighth-grader Augustus Gibbens, 14, looks into Powers Creek as Jacob Pounds, environmental program coordinator at Blue Lake Rancheria, talks about water pollution sources in the watershed. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Blue Lake Union Elementary eighth-graders Quinn Schweigert, left, Denny Romero, Shannon Kujawa-Seda, Augustus Gibbens and Dennis Wilson watch as Jacob Pounds, environmental program coordinator at Blue Lake Rancheria, takes a sample from Powers Creek in Blue Lake on Friday. The scientist led them on a walk to the Mad River tributary as part of Earth Day activities at the school. He taught them about the impacts of water pollution and restoration efforts in the Mad River watershed. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Blue Lake Union Elementary eighth-graders Quinn Schweigert, left, Denny Romero, and Shannon Kujawa-Seda listen to Jacob Pounds, environmental program coordinator at Blue Lake Rancheria, as he talks about an invertebrate sample from Powers Creek. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Jacob Pounds, environmental program coordinator at Blue Lake Rancheria, shows a stonefly collected from Powers Creek. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Powers Creek Flows through Blue Lake and enters the Mad River just west of the rancheria’s gas station. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • The group passes under Powers Creek Bridge as another sample is taken. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

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