Journey begins for baby salmon

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Ashley Graves, Misawa Air Base Girl Scout Troop 33 leader, helps her daughter adjust a salmon costume during the 17th Annual Baby Salmon Release at the Oirase Salmon Park, Japan, March 28, 2015. Children and families volunteered to release more than 400,000 baby salmon into the Oirase River during the Earth Day event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Rucker/Released)
Ashley Graves, Misawa Air Base Girl Scout Troop 33 leader, helps her daughter adjust a salmon costume during the 17th Annual Baby Salmon Release at the Oirase Salmon Park, Japan, March 28, 2015. Children and families volunteered to release more than 400,000 baby salmon into the Oirase River during the Earth Day event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Rucker/Released)

Journey begins for baby salmon

by: Airman 1st Class Jordyn Rucker, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: April 04, 2015

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Equipped with buckets, gloves and rubber boots, Airmen and family members from Misawa Air Base came together with the community for the 17th Annual Baby Salmon Release at Oirase Salmon Park, Japan, March 28, 2015. More than 400 people from various groups including Misawa Girl Scout Troop 33, local Japanese schools, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and the Oirase Town office participated in the salmon release and clean-up of the park. The annual release is conducted during early spring as part of Earth Day. More than 400,000 baby salmon were released into the river to grow, breed and return for the Oirase Salmon Festival later in the year.

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