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Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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Volunteer Information

Volunteers make hatchery events successful
Volunteers make hatchery events successful. Photo by USFWS.

Our volunteers are individuals who want to give back to their communities: parents who want to be good stewards of the land and set examples for their children, retired people willing to share their wealth of knowledge, concerned citizens of all ages who want to learn more about conservation, students of local universities interested in aquaculture and passionate people who enjoy the outdoors and want to spread the word about America's greatest natural treasures. Please call or email us to learn about future volunteer opportunities.


Special Events

Youth fishing events are fun for the whole family
Youth fishing. Photo by USFWS.

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery host a Youth Fishing Day annually in June. To be involved with our fishing day, please call the hatchery at 906-437-5231


Friends Group Information

The Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery has been involved in numerous outreach efforts since their inception in 2003. The Friends group is deeply committed to enhancing public access and educational improvements while protecting valuable coastal riparian habitat. This group supports our lake trout production and also sponsors our Lake Superior beach frontage with a pavilion, picnic site and boardwalk to the beach. To find out more information on the Friends group, please call the hatchery.


Partner Information

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In turn, the Fisheries Program routinely collaborates with tribal, federal, state, local and non-profit groups forming partnerships to implement on-the-ground conservation projects that protect and enhance fish and other aquatic resources and provide angling opportunities to the public.