"Stewart the Sturgeon" Successfully Released
After spending a happy 8 months in Mrs. Liddle's classroom, Stewart the Sturgeon was successfully released into the Cass River at Frankenmuth. Stewart arrived weighing in at just a few grams, but was nearly a pound at the time of release. Stewart joins 1000 other sturgeon that were released into the Saginaw River last summer, and is the first sturgeon released as part of the new Sturgeon-in-the-Classroom project that is led by a partnership of the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network, Michigan Seagrant, Black River Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Special thanks to the administration at St. Lorenz School in Frankenmuth for hosting Stewart, and an extra special thanks to the students who took such good care of him during his stay!