On one of my favorite work days, we took part in a Fish Fling at the Skokomish River where we threw salmon carcasses from a hatchery into a mountain river in order to provide the river system with nutrients. When the dead salmon are thrown into the river they provide food for larger animals and are spread around the river and forest, positively effecting the riparian zone: where the river interacts with the land. Not only was this helpful to the river, but it turns out flinging salmon off of a bridge as hard as you can is a lot of fun. Who would have guessed?
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