CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is looking for short-term baby sitters for millions of youngsters.

The state is looking to stock the Merrimack River basin, several rivers and streams in the Upper Connecticut River watershed and the Monadnock region of the Connecticut River watershed with millions of inch-long salmon fry.

Officials say the work plays a vital role in restoring runs of salmon to the state’s waterways. Young salmon released in these river systems grow for about two years before migrating to the ocean. When they’re about four years old, they return to the rivers to spawn.

The agency is looking for volunteers to help with the project in April and May.

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