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Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery 2013 Snowmobile Open House – A Success!

Snowmobile Open House at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
Snowmobile Open House at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery. USFWS photo.

The Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery sponsored a Snowmobile Open House at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Michigan on Saturday, February 2, 2013.  The day turned out perfectly; a little cold, but partly sunny with minimal snow flurries.  The Friends Group had a great turnout with approximately 100 guests who arrived via snowmobiles and vehicles.  The guests were greeted by the hatchery staff and were provided a tour of Pendills Creek NFH’s facility, including a debut of the recently hatched sac fry.  After the tour, the guests were invited to grab a bite courtesy of Friends Group.  A wide spread prepared by members of the Friends Group was provided for all who attended and included homemade soups, finger sandwiches, cheese, crackers, and homemade desserts.

It was a pleasure to see everyone who came out to the open house.  The Friends Group members and hatchery staff saw many familiar faces of all ages, and a fair share of new ones.  Event coordinators were pleased to see a few visitors were from out-of-state, with  one family coming all the way from California.  The Friends Group and hatchery staff were thanked many times by guests for this event, who were excited to have the opportunity to visit the hatchery at a family-friendly event and to head outdoors, despite the frigid season.

All in all, the hatchery staff and Friends Group enjoyed visiting with everyone who attended the event.  The Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery added a few new members to their organization and the community was able to learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission for lake trout restoration in the Great Lakes.

By Julie Timmer, Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery

 

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Last updated: November 4, 2013