Youth fishing program volunteer instructors training session March 10 – Registration still open


Registration still open for March 10 training session for volunteer instructors in youth fishing program

The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for additional volunteers to be trained as instructors for the 2012 season of Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) program. A training session will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Aquatic Resource Education Center, located east of the town of Smyrna at 4876 Hay Point Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

 If you’re an avid angler and would like to share your enthusiasm and skills with young people, consider becoming a HOFNOD (Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs) instructor with the Division of Fish and Wildlife. In the HOFNOD instructor training workshop, volunteers will learn many activities and lessons that are appropriate for helping youth become ethical anglers and grow into adults who will make wise decisions for themselves and the environment. HOFNOD volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

To learn more about HOFNOD, visit .

Volunteers are asked to pre-register with contact information. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or

For more information on other volunteer opportunities with the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, visit

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.