Upcoming ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ days announced by MD Division of Fish & Wildlife
NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Upcoming ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ days announced by Division of Fish & Wildlife
First event to be held on March 24 at White Clay Creek State Park
Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand at landing a fish? Through the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program, you’ll have your choice of five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and cast a line.
Sponsored by DNREC’s Aquatic Resource Education Center and Delaware State Parks, Take a Kid Fishing! teaches young people fundamental fishing skills and conservation. Along with the angling, these free-admission* days also feature activity stations and prizes. Fishing equipment will be provided, but participants may want to pack a picnic lunch. The Take a Kid Fishing! program will be held on the following upcoming Saturdays:
* 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 24 – Cattail Pond, White Clay Creek State Park*, Newark Directions <http://www.destateparks.com/park/white-clay-creek/directions/index.asp>
* 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 5 – Lums Pond State Park*, Bear Directions <http://www.destateparks.com/park/lums-pond/directions/index.asp>
* 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 12 – Killens Pond State Park*, Felton Directions <http://www.destateparks.com/park/killens-pond/directions/index.asp>
* 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 2 – Aquatic Resource Education Center in Smyrna, Directions <http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/fw/neware/Area%20%26%20Map%20Directions/direct ions%20to%20AREC.pdf>
* 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., June 16 – Father’s Day Fishing at Wilmington State Parks (Brandywine Park)*, Directions <http://www.destateparks.com/park/wilmington/directions/index.asp>
* While the events are free, Delaware State Parks entrance fees are in effect: for each vehicle, $3 with Delaware tags and $6 with out-of-state tags. Participants 16 years and older must have a current Delaware fishing license and a FIN number to fish.
The events are free but pre-registration is required. To pre-register to participate in Take a Kid Fishing!, or for more information about the program or about volunteering as an instructor, please call Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or email Theresa.Belcher@state.de.us.
This program is part of Delaware’s Children in Nature Initiative, a statewide effort to improve environmental literacy in Delaware, create opportunities for children to participate in enriching outdoor experiences, combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles. Delaware’s multi-agency initiative, which partners state and federal agencies with community organizations, is in conjunction with the national No Child Left Inside program.