The last trout release took place on April 13th at the Millard Park Ravine in Highland Park. The final tally of 83 rainbow trout was released into 4 pools by an enthusiastic crowd of student, parents, and invited guests.
The students of the Braeside Elementary School raised the fish for 5 months after being delivered shortly after Thanksgiving. Jim Tingey using Floy tags, in which more information may be retrieved in the future, tagged a number of fish.
Dignitaries such as the Mayor of Highland, council members, Park District officials and the guest speaker, Mark Miller, Director of the ILDNR were in attendance. Rebecca Grill of the Park District had a major role in coordinating the event.
On April 14-15, GBTU presented the TIC program and it’s connection to the Ravine restoration program to the TUDARE conference in Westby, WI. Presenting on behalf of GBTU were Matt Jennings, Rebecca Grill, and Fung Chin. A number of national TU representatives and GBTU members were in attendance.
Thanks to Maine East High School, Hubbard Woods School and Braeside School for a successful year. For the 2012- 2013 TIC program, AP Programs from Highland Park and Libertyville High School will be joining Maine East High School.