Whew! I've swum over 50 miles up the Columbia River since last Wednesday! Members of my school and I rested in some of the estuarine and off-channel habitat at Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. We'll also pass by Abernathy Fish Technology Center: I want to check out their website! their website: http://www.fws.gov/aftc/. One area we will stay AWAY from: the invasive Eurasian water-milfoil that unfortunately has established itself in Beaver Slough neaiClatskanie, Oregon. That stuff is really messing up habitat for native aquatic species like mine!