Second graders partner with Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation to restock GSL

Second graders from Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School traveled to the Broadalbin Boat Launch Thursday to help the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation (GSLFF) stock the lake with fish for the season. Representatives from Avery’s Hatchery helped students understand the process and guided them through releasing fish into the lake.

The second-grade curriculum calls for students in New York State to learn about their local ecosystem. As part of their studies, students watched the documentary “Harnessing Nature,” which depicts the creation of the Great Sacandaga Lake as the largest man-made body of water in New York state.

For the fifth time, students also collected bottles and cans and turned them into a more than $600 donation to the GSLFF.