“Atlantic Salmon Celebrated at Champlain Centre”
Plattsburgh, NY – (February 2020) For just the third time in more than 150 years, scientists have found naturally-reproduced Atlantic salmon fry in the Lake Champlain Basin. The discovery last summer in the North Branch of the Boquet River in New York is an encouraging milestone for scientists and anglers. And it is timed perfectly, as the LCBP and partners continue to celebrate the International Year of the Salmon.
The LCBP has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM), and other partners to showcase the ‘Salmosphere‘ and to highlight the role of salmon in the history of our region and efforts to restore this important fishery. The International Year of the Salmon educational display has swum its way upstream to Champlain Centre Mall where it will be on display by Kohl’s for the next few weeks.
“We are excited to partner with the Lake Champlain Basin Program on the International Year of the Salmon showcase. We hope families and community members come into the mall and take a moment to learn about the rich history and ongoing restoration efforts for key aquatic members of the North Country” said Emily Moosmann, Marketing Director at Champlain Centre.