Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Tomorrow, we are taking a field trip to Valley Forge. Although we are going for a history lesson there is also an interesting story about their trout that would be worth telling.
The trout in the stream off of the Schuykill, Valley Creek, located close to where Washington camped in 1777, are contaminated. A chemical called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) was introduced into the stream from a tire factory nearby in the 1980's. Because of this the trout are a danger to humans if we eat them. You may still go fishing but there is a strict catch-release policy.
We will make sure to stock our trout to a clean, safe, and uncontaminated area!

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