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July 16, 2021
The 2021 release for the Northern Redbelly Dace Recovery Project is confirmed to be the morning of Saturday, August 28, at Webster Pond in Longmont. Currently, it is estimated the project team has raised 450 fry to suitable release size. Daily logs are encouraged to be filled out by volunteers to keep track of feeding, cleaning, and other tank maintenance. All project partners and volunteers are welcome to participate at weekly in-person water quality testing at project field sites by contacting email@example.com.
July 29, 2021
As the release date for 2021 is less than one month away, we are no longer breeding Northern Redbelly Dace in tanks. The last batch of breeding mats had fantastic yields of viable fry. Now, we are prioritizing feeding and close water quality monitoring in all tanks in order to create ideal conditions for health and growth, prior to the release in late August. It is now estimated the Northern Redbelly Dace Project in collaboration with many of our partners, have reared at least 600 fry to be released into Webster Pond at Pella Crossing in Longmont, Colorado in August of this year. Stay tuned for our next update which will have additional information on the NRD release party on Saturday, 08/28/2021!
August 6, 2021
Planning meetings for the release day are now running weekly. Next week, August 12th at noon, members of the NRD Project Recovery Project will walk-though of Webster Pond at Pella Crossing in order to select the exact location for release. In other wonderful news, the Northern Redbelly Dace Project is deeply honored to announce we have been given a grant from the Lauren Townsend Memorial Wildlife Fund. The fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on animal welfare or wildlife preservation, to commemorate the life of Lauren Townsend, who was one of 13 victims killed in the shootings on April 20, 1999.
August 13, 2021
Yesterday, members of the NRD team did a walk through and have chosen the release site at Webster Pond. The event will last approximately 2 hours, and we are expecting a great turnout this year! Because of this, we will be strongly encouraging as many people as possible to park at Hygiene Elementary and take the shuttle to Pella Crossing. Everyone who has been providing care to the dace, we really appreciate all your hard work. Keep up the great quality of care for the fish and let's give them a strong finish for lots of growing!
August 20, 2021
The big release day is only 8 days away! Turnout is expected to be high. Because of this, we are strongly encouraging as many of our members as possible to park at Hygiene Elementary or Westview Middle in order to take the shuttle to Pella Crossing. We could still use a few more volunteers for NRD care shifts next week on Monday afternoon as well as Friday morning. Also, anyone who has NRD care shifts at the IC should be sure to refer to the new directions on how to increase feeding our larger juvenile tanks. If you did not receive the email from Nico Briggs, please contact us @ redbellydacerecovery.org to be have the directions forwarded to you.