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Fin the Mussel Sniffing Dog Visits the Garfield Library August 15

Kids and adults are invited to the Garfield Library on Monday, August 15 at 12 p.m. to meet Fin the dog and his handler, Nick Knauss. Fin is a two-year old dog that was rescued from a shelter in Texas and is now one of the dogs working for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. His job is to sniff out invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels that are especially harmful to both boats and bodies of water.

At the event, participants will hear Nick speak about the different aquatic invasive species. Learn what they are, what impacts they have, why it’s important to keep them out of our waters, and what we can do to keep them out. Lastly, Nick and Fin will do a demonstration with the assistance of the audience and watch Fin in action. This is a free, kind-friendly event with lots of great information for all ages.

For additional information, contact Sarah Anderson at the Garfield Library at (509) 635-1490 or via email at The Garfield Library is open Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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