Have you ever wanted to learn more about fishing, whether it’s how to bait your hook or cast a line? Do you attend school here in Russell County? If you answered yes to these questions, then don’t miss out as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Cooperative Extension Service, will kick off the 4-H Fishing Club for the 2011 – 2012 school year beginning in September 2011. From learning more about different aquatic habitats through a wetlands hike and stream survey and the types of fish you’ll find in each to discovering what rod ‘n reel works best for you, each meeting will offer a fun, fishing related topic designed to help you get outdoors and connected to nature! Monthly gatherings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, and the meeting location will be at the hatchery. Each meeting will begin at 5 p.m. CST and will last about an hour. There is no charge to join.
Activities will be geared towards kiddos ages 5 and up although any and all children are welcome. For more information concerning the 4-H program in Russell County, including the upcoming Fishing Club, please contact 4-H Agent Christy Martin at 270-866-4477 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To be a part of the upcoming club, plan to attend the first meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th, 2011.
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is one of 14 hatcheries in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Fisheries Program. For information on the hatchery, including how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.