Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships to be featured on PBS |

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships to be featured on PBS

Courtesy Ashley Phillips

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) would like to thank the community for another successful school year. This spring, a producer and film crew from PBS’s “This American Land” came to the Tahoe-Truckee region to film two of SWEP’s most successful programs, the Envirolution Club’s Trashion Show and the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) fish release.

The TIC program is a conservation-oriented, environmental education program that connects students to their local watershed. Throughout the spring students monitor and care for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout eggs, raising them from egg to fry, and eventually release them into an approved nearby stream or lake. Through this project students learn about native species, habitats, water quality and develop a conservation ethic. Thanks to the Captain Planet Foundation and the Placer County Fish and Game Commission for their support of the 2013 TIC program.

For more details on SWEP, and other SWEP programs visit Also, be sure to tune into PBS this fall to view SWEP and our local students in action. Exact airing time will be posted on the website.

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