Friends and Partners Promote
Youth Fishing at Pendills Creek NFH
BY JULIE TIMMER, PENDILLS CREEK NFH
visit from Smokey and Lucy Lake Trout. Credit: USFWS
Approximately 300 children participated in the 5th Annual Children’s Fishing Event held at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) near Brimley, Michigan. The event featured free family fun in the form or fishing! It was a great day for all the families who attended. Many were ecstatic to catch their first fish, and others were happy to have had the opportunity to fish.
Smokey the Bear and Lucy the Lake Trout stopped by to visit, and were welcomed with many smiling faces. A free hot dog lunch and prizes via raffle were provided, directly from the efforts of The Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery via donations from local vendors.
The Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery, whose mission in part, is to promote connecting children with nature and to educate the public about the hatchery programs, once again, did a super job putting on this event. Many thanks to all!
Creek NFH in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Credit: USFWS