Retired Miramichi teacher and NBSRT/MARTA member, Grant Hendry, was honored recently by the Northumberland Salmon Protection Association and Miramichi Salmon Association for his leadership and contributions to the Fish Friends Program presented in Miramichi area schools.
Since his retirement in 2014, Grant has liaised with local schools to provide leadership and knowledge for what has been described as “… a fun hands-on program on Atlantic salmon and trout with a great curriculum guide for teachers”. Students get to experience the hatching of salmon and trout eggs and their eventual release in local waters to continue their life-cycle as wild fish.
Grant is also an avid fly tier and fisherman and can be seen in his boat “on the River” tempting some of those fish he and local students helped raise from eggs to game fish.
Congratulations to a MARTA leader and conservationist.
* Notes from the Northumberland Salmon Protection Association and Miramichi Salmon Association website – https://miramichisalmon.ca/nspamsa-dinner/