Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center
Southeast Region

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 14-17, 2014

Each year, anyone interested can join to have a bird watching and counting adventure at Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center, one of the possible site locations for this event. This bird count gives us an idea of what birds are represented in our region and across the continent. Click here for more details.

 

Kids Fish for Fun

Young girl excited to catch her first fish. Credit: USFWS Photo.

Excited girl holding her catch. Credit: USFWS Image.

June 7, 2014

The Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center will host its annual Kids Fish for Fun Day at the Aquarium in Warm Springs. Many children ages 3 to 12 years are able to fish and enjoy the event.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with Friends of Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery join forces to show residents why more and more families are participating in fishing. This popular event provides a chance for children to experience the natural world of the hatchery and the thrill of fishing. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who agrees to teach the child how to fish and not actively fish. All children must be registered to participate in fishing. Each child should bring their own pole, stringer, and bait (for catfish). For the event, each child will be allowed to keep five fish on their one stringer. A time limit will be enforced for each group fishing. An application must be filled out for each child attending. You need Adobe ReaderAdobe pdf icon to download an application.

 

Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery Annual Open House

Haile Macurdy and a volunteer perform a seining demonstration. Credit: USFWS Image.

Haile Macurdy and a volunteer perform a seining demonstration. Credit: USFWS Image.

October 12, 2013

Each year, the Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery opens its doors to highlight the work done on station by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hatchery staff conduct guided tours of the public aquarium, boardwalk, and display pool areas. Staff give pond demonstrations and provide several hands-on activities for kids.

Staff members from the Fish Technology Center and Fish Health Center also participate to inform the public of their role as stewards of species conservation by showcasing their programs. Warm Springs NFH’s Friends Group are also available to answer questions and to sign-up new members. Please join us to learn more about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

 

Past Events

 

Steve & Majorie Harvey Foundation Fishing Day

image of Steve Harvey Group fishing day

 

USFWS staff assists participant with removing hook from a catfish. Credit: USFWS Image.

September 15, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted a fishing day at the Aquarium and Hatchery in Warm Springs for the Steve & Marjorie Harvery Foundation Atlanta Chapter to demonstrate the enjoyment of fishing. The event was provided specifically for the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for young men. Approximately 40 young men ages 13 to 18 years old and their mentors fished and enjoyed the event. In addition to learning how to fish, this event provided a chance for the participants to experience the hatchery and the thrill of fishing. All participants were accompanied by a mentor from the Steve & Marjorie Harvery Foundation and a leader from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who assisted with the fishing activities. The participants learned how to tie knots, learned how to properly and safely put together and cast a rod and reel, caught fish, learned to handle them properly, had an aquarium tour and learned about the Regional Fisheries Center's scientific involvements. In addition, after they caught thier fish, they observed a fish cleaning demonstration and were provided the opportunity to taste a few fish that were cooked on site. It was a fun and educational experience for everyone involved.

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Group picture of USFWS staff, youth participants and their mentors. Credit: USFWS Image.   USFWS staff pose with a Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation member displaying his catch. Credit: USFWS Image.

 

Last updated: June 12, 2013