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Winona District Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Takes Project COMPASS Fishing

Region 3, June 6, 2013
Wildlife Refuge Specialist Brian Pember poses with Project COMPASS client Kathy and her first fish of the night.
Wildlife Refuge Specialist Brian Pember poses with Project COMPASS client Kathy and her first fish of the night. - Photo Credit: n/a
Deputy District Manager Curt McMurl poses with a Project COMPASS client and his fish caught during the annual fishing event on Lake Winona.
Deputy District Manager Curt McMurl poses with a Project COMPASS client and his fish caught during the annual fishing event on Lake Winona. - Photo Credit: n/a
Pathways Intern Dusty Hoffman poses with Project COMPASS client Mike with his second bluegill of the night.
Pathways Intern Dusty Hoffman poses with Project COMPASS client Mike with his second bluegill of the night. - Photo Credit: n/a
Administrative Technician Gayle Maule assisted Project COMPASS client Lynn (waving) catch some fish during the annual fishing event.
Administrative Technician Gayle Maule assisted Project COMPASS client Lynn (waving) catch some fish during the annual fishing event. - Photo Credit: n/a

Staff from the Winona District Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters joined together to take approximately 25 clients of Project COMPASS and their "helpers" fishing for an evening.

Although it drizzled most of the evening, everyone had a great time as the bluegill were biting! As part of the event, the Friends provide a picnic dinner for all the participants. Project COMPASS offers events and classes for people with disabilities through the Winona Community Education Office. This is the 23rd year of the Winona District and Project COMPASS sharing this special evening.

Contact Info: Mary Stefanski, 507-494-6229, Mary_Stefanski@fws.gov