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2013 Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Set for June 8


Thursday, Jun. 06, 2013


a family fishing
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the 12th annual Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Logan's Willow Park.
family activities at the Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day
The free gathering, hosted by USU Water Quality Extension, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the City of Logan Environmental Department, offers a variety of hands-on learning activities for all ages about conservation, wildlife and more.

For the 12th year in a row, outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in the annual Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Logan’s Willow Park West, 500 W. 700 South.

 

Hosted by Utah State University Water Quality Extension, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the City of Logan Environmental Department, the gathering celebrates Utah’s free fishing day and features a variety of learning activities about water conservation, water quality, wildlife, recycling, energy and the Bear River Watershed.

 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors together and, in the process, learn about the Bear River Watershed,” says Tiffany Kinder, an educational outreach specialist with USU Water Quality Extension and 2012 graduate of USU’s master’s program in watershed science.

 

Participants of all ages can enjoy free fishing at the park pond. Fishing equipment and instruction are available for first-time anglers.

 

Interactive exhibits, geared to all ages, feature a live raptor demonstration, fly tying, face painting, a display by USU’s Intermountain Herbarium, learning about aquatic bugs, nature crafts, historical reenactments, a demonstration of how rivers and streams are formed, an explanation of fish life cycles and learning about the importance of water quality.

 

The first 200 kids to complete all exhibit activities receive a free T-shirt.

 

For information, contact USU Water Quality Extension at 435-797-2580 or see the Bear River Celebration website.

 

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Contact: Tiffany Kinder, 435-797-2580, tiffany.kinder@aggiemail.usu.edu

Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517, maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu



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