Etcetera 7/12/13

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Time for a little adventure right in the Walla Walla Valley. From Culvert to Creek, participants in the Blue Mountain Land Trust-sponsored Touchet River Restoration outing from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 20 will check out projects working to ensure local fish can migrate to cool streams in the Blue Mountains as the summer heats up.

Driving times are figured into the itinerary.

Participants will head up the North Fork Touchet River to meet fish biologist Dave Crabtree, see current fish passage improvement projects and discuss issues of fish habitat and survival.

Be sure to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during this educational, fun trip. The cost is $10 per person and registration is required. See www.bmlt.org/learning_land, or contact heather@bmlt.org or 509-525-3136. The program is a part of BMLT’s 2013 Learning on the Land series.

Eight area residents graduated from Gonzaga University during commencement May 12 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena.

The following either completed their undergraduate degrees or are expected to complete their degree requirements this year, according to a release:

Walla Walla: Jaclyn Daltoso, bachelor’s in business administration; Danielle Fazzari, bachelor’s in special education; Kyndra Teal, bachelor’s in journalism; William Thorne, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in business administration; Kayla Watson, bachelor’s in business administration.

Dayton: Andrew Mascall, bachelor’s in political science; Kirsey Sunderland-Herrin, bachelor’s in Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration.

Milton-Freewater: Jake Zaragoza, bachelor’s in chemistry.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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