The Forgotten Fish: Chehalis River Basin Pacific Lamprey
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Washington, United States
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I'm a Pacific Lamprey travel bug. Help me migrate! My mission is to travel up the Chehalis River Basin to my spawning (reproduction) grounds at Rainbow Falls State Park.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Service, tribes and other organizations are working to restore my species. Part of that effort includes raising awareness. Help me complete my mission and share your story! I would like to visit as many sites and caches as I journey up the watershed. My species are not very strong swimmers, so I will need to take my time on the journey. Leave me in or on caches along the way, but don’t move me too far in one days travel or stray too far from the Chehalis River or any of the tributaries!
Some possible locations to visit include: Preachers Slough, Friends Landing, Vance Creek County Park, Scatter Creek Wildlife Refuge Management Area, Black River Habitat Management Area, Centralia Discovery Trail, Fort Borst Park, Alexander Park and of course, Rainbow Falls State Park.
Be sure to comment on your experience and submit photos.
For virtual geocaching sites, just log your visit, take a picture of me, and upload it to Groundspeak.com. Then leave me in another cache close by so I can keep travelling.
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Why This Bug Was Made:
This travel bug is truly unique; there are 12 others located in caches across the range of Pacific Lamprey, but each one is hand-carved by Service Visitor Information Specialist Matt How. The inspiratiion for this travel bug and the 'Forgotten Fish' geocaching project is a desire by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees to not only educate and inspire you and other members of the public to help conserve Pacific Lamprey, but to connect with nature, too. By toting along a species from geocache to geocache or waypoint that doesn't have the charisma star power of say, a Bald eagle or a Pacific salmon, you're helping spread the word about one of the world's oldest and (we think) most interesting fish. We also want to share our passion for our trust species and habitats--they belong to all of us! So take this travel bug, help it along its mission, help us keep tabs on it, and most of all, be safe and have fun. Happy geocaching!
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