Students tour watershed projects

ALBERT LEA, Minn.- Students in Albert Lea are getting the opportunity to see firsthand the impact some watershed projects have in the area.

The Shell Rock River Watershed District is hosting all 7th graders in Albert Lea. Organizers hope these students understand the importance of keeping the environment clean.

This tour shows students the new Albert Lea Lake Dam, electric fish barrier, White Lake and Pickerel Lake.

They also want the younger generation to know that they can make an impact on the environment and it starts by keeping our lakes clean.

“It’s very important because we want our youth to be educated about the environment, the ways they can clean it up and just to show them ownership so that they’ll value our environment,” said Jared Stricker, Conservation Technician for the Shell Rock River Watershed District.

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