|The Mountain-Prairie Region|
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
MOUNTAIN ARSENAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
May 11, 2005 Contact: Sherry James, (303) 289-0659
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Hosts Fishing Fever on May 14; Anglers of All Abilities Welcome to Visit Arsenal for a Day of Fishing-Related Fun
What: Fishing Fever, a free, family-oriented event featuring a wide variety of fishing and wildlife-related activities, ranging from fly-tying, casting and fish handling techniques to wildlife-viewing tours and childrenís environmental education exhibits. A limited amount of fishing tackle will be available for loan.
Refuge lakes will be open to catch-and-release (barbless hook) fishing from 9 am to 3 pm. Anglers age 16 must have a valid Colorado State Fishing License.
Who: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Leadville National Fish Hatchery); Colorado Division of Wildlife; Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Society; Raptor Rehabilitation Center; Sportsmenís Warehouse; Dickís Sporting Goods; 1 on 1 Fishing Experience; Fish Art Taxidermy.
When: Saturday, May 14, from 9 am to 3 pm. Entrance gate will open to the public at 8:30 am.
Where: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City, Colorado South Gate entrance, 56th Avenue and Havana Street. Visitors will be directed to event parking.
Visuals: Public fishing and fishing-related activities, including kidsí fishing. Wildlife, including mule deer, raptors, prairie dogs, and coyotes. National Wildlife Refuge System National Fish Hatchery System and Colorado Division of Wildlife fish tank displays. Latest in fishing gear and technology; live animals for photographing.
Interviews: Fish and Wildlife Service personnel; general public.