Students from the Grade 7 late French Immersion class at Twin Rivers Elementary School were among the students who participated in Work & Learn Days at Pass Creek Regional Park over the first two weeks of April. They planted in the rain last Thursday morning. (Chelsea Novak photos)

Students from the Grade 7 late French Immersion class at Twin Rivers Elementary School were among the students who participated in Work & Learn Days at Pass Creek Regional Park over the first two weeks of April. They planted in the rain last Thursday morning. (Chelsea Novak photos)

Castlegar students contribute to Pass Creek restoration

Castlegar elementary students contributed to the Pass Creek restoration this month.

Castlegar elementary students have been planting trees and shrubs in Pass Creek Regional Park as part of the Park Creek restoration.

The planting was just one of the skills students learned at the Work & Learn Days hosted in partnership between the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and the Castlegar and District Wildlife Association (CDWA) during the first two weeks of April.

The Work & Learn Days gave students the chance to not only plant in the Pass Creek riparian area — the area along a river or stream where things grow — and along the park’s trails, but also gave them a chance to learn trail building skills on the park’s main loop trail and to learn fly casting, and aquatic invertebrate collection, identification and observation.