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Riverfest Family Fishing Festival Introduces Youth to Fishing
Northeast Region, June 16, 2018
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Children's fishing gear to be raffled off to participants was donated by the Cabela's located in Berlin, Massachusetts.
Children's fishing gear to be raffled off to participants was donated by the Cabela's located in Berlin, Massachusetts. - Photo Credit: Kelsey Mackey/USFWS
A young visitor looks at a Canada goose as part of Massachusetts Audubon's live-animal display.
A young visitor looks at a Canada goose as part of Massachusetts Audubon's live-animal display. - Photo Credit: Stephanie Koch/USFWS
A young angler shows off her catch at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
A young angler shows off her catch at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts. - Photo Credit: Stephanie Koch/USFWS
Members of the Sudbury Police Department served as volunteer fishing instructors.
Members of the Sudbury Police Department served as volunteer fishing instructors. - Photo Credit: Chris Kelly/USFWS

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff from the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex partnered with local businesses, non-profits, and local, state, and federal government agencies to host the Riverfest Family Fishing Festival on Saturday June 16th, 2018, at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The annual festival, which has been run at the current location for several years, introduces youth and families to fishing, while offering a variety of other activities.

 

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Angler Education Program provided fishing gear and instructors at no cost to the over 130 participants. Members of the Sudbury Police Department also stopped by to serve as volunteer instructors. Cabela's donated children's fishing gear to be raffled off to attendees and free food was generously provided by the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Naturalists from Massachusetts Audubon's Drumlin Farm brought a variety of local birds, reptiles, and amphibians as part of a live animal display. Live music, an exotic snake display, and a yoga-in-nature session were offered as well, ensuring that there was something of interest for every member of the family.

For more information on the Riverfest Family Fishing Festival at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, please contact Wildlife Refuge Specialist Jared Green at 978-579-4028 or Jared_Green@fws.gov.


Contact Info: Jared Green, 978-579-4028, Jared_Green@fws.gov
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