Welcome Lauren! And 25,000 tiny trout..

 ~25,000 trout were introduced to local watercourses, with help from Mark Larade and new CRSA employee, Lauren Grant.

~25,000 trout were introduced to local watercourses, with help from Mark Larade and new CRSA employee, Lauren Grant.

The Cheticamp River Salmon Association is happy to welcome its newest employee, Lauren Grant. Lauren, a third year Aquatic Resources student at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, is joining the Association for the summer. Lauren is looking forward to helping lead the CRSA's summer habitat restoration work on Aucoin Brook, and will also be helping out with other projects.

 Lauren was a good sport and didn't hesitate to help out on her first day on the job. :)

Lauren was a good sport and didn't hesitate to help out on her first day on the job. :)

As Lauren just happened to start on a trout stocking day, she happily tagged along, having an opportunity to visit some of the local watercourses she will be working on, while also helping drop off fish. Mark Larade, long-time member of the CRSA, was also a huge help with the stocking. Since he was the only one wearing rubber boots, we made him do most of the work.

Thanks, Mark! And welcome, Lauren. :)

 Mark releasing a net full of trout on Aucoin Brook

Mark releasing a net full of trout on Aucoin Brook