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2017 Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Set for June 10

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the 16th annual Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Logan's Willow Park West.

For the 16th 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 10, 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.

“The Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day has become a ‘don’t miss’ event for Cache Valley families,” says Nancy Mesner, USU Water Quality Extension specialist and founder of the event. “It’s a great way for kids and adults to learn a bit about the river that’s at the center of our valley.”

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

Interactive exhibits feature live animals native to the Bear River Watershed, fly tying, face painting, learning activities about aquatic bugs, demonstrations of how rivers and streams are formed, an explanation of fish life cycles and learning about the importance of water quality.

Children may complete an ‘adventure passport’ to receive a prize, while quantities last.

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

Related Links 
USU Water Quality Extension 
USU Department of Watershed Sciences 
USU Quinney College of Natural Resources 

Contact: Eli Robinson, 435-797-2580, eli.robinson@usu.edu
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517, maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu

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.

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