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Fish-raising program needs volunteers to continue


The fish-raising program that keeps Banks Lake supplied with trout is in danger of ending.

Carl Russell, who ran POWER (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) for a number of years and is still active in the organization, said this week that volunteers are sorely needed to keep the program operating.

POWER releases some 150,000 fish twice a year into Banks Lake, making it one of the most popular and productive fisheries in Central Washington. All that could come to an end.

The group released some 150,000 fish into the lake in March and will receive another 150,000 fingerlings in...

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