Around 800 rainbow trout, raised at MassWildlife’s Belchertown hatchery, were released into Onota Lake in Pittsfield with the help of the public during an Earth Day fish stocking event on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

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Stephanie Zollshan has been a photojournalist for The Berkshire Eagle since 2011. She is a Boston University graduate whose work has been featured in publications around the world. Stephanie can be reached at