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Trout survive summer in Bluff Valley Pond


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BESSEMER STUDENTS help net fish at Bluff Valley Park in Bessemer last week as part of a study of the park's fish population. Among those helping were, from left, Uriah Aili, Tyler Bush, Natalie Sullivan, Jacie Jokela and Riley Doney help Mark Mylchreest, of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

BESSEMER - Bessemer High School students recently netted the pond at Bluff Valley Park to survey fish numbers as part of their hands-on outdoor curriculum.  According to A.D. Johnston teacher Dave Rowe, the netting is a cooperative learning opportunity made possible through the efforts of Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries technician Mark Mylchreest and Roger Greil, aquatic lab manager at Lake Superior State University.  

"The netting and possible development of the pond was the brainchild of Greil," Rowe said, "but without the help of Mylchreest and the MDNR, none of this...

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