Seeking volunteers West Palm-area kids’ fishing clinic
Monday, July 18, 2011
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
Can you cast a line without snagging a shrub? Do you know what
an improved clinch knot is? Can you tell a snapper from a snook?
Are you an ethical angler and interested in sharing those ideals
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks that
you consider volunteering at an upcoming fishing clinic for
The FWC will host a
free kids' fishing clinic Aug. 2-4 at Bicentennial Park in
Lantana. The goal of the clinic is to create responsible marine
resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of
Florida's marine ecosystems and ethical angling skills. The FWC
also strives to teach fundamental saltwater fishing knowledge and
to provide kids with a positive fishing experience.
Volunteers are needed to work educational stations on fishing,
tackle, knot-tying, casting and other fishing basics.
If you are interested in becoming a
volunteer, go to MyFWC.com/Education and select "Kids Fishing
Clinics," then review the protocol,
or call the FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management Outreach
and Education office at 850-488-6058.