By Kevin W. Green
High school students from Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia are studying local creeks as part of the Solano Resource Conservation District’s biomonitoring program this year.
The agency is working with 282 high school students to study macroinvertebrates in five creeks in the county, according to a press release from the district.
The program, which is in its eighth year, involves students from Fairfield High School, Jesse Bethel and Vallejo high schools in Vallejo and Benicia High School. The students also participated in restoration work in the Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor, working with Solano Resource Conservation District restoration staff to help plant 12,000 native grass plugs and 1,200 trees and shrubs, the district said.