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  • A Service employee in uniform pains a boys face at a fishing event

    Wolf Creek hosts Annual Reaching for Rainbows Derbies

    October 24, 2018 | 2 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted two annual fishing events for moderately to severely disabled students: the fourth annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derbies for Adair and Cumberland Counties; and the 11th annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derby for Russell and Clinton Counties. Learn more...

    Ashley Buffington paints Bear Bales face at a fishing event. Photo by Teresa Devore, USFWS.

  • An elderly woman showing off three rainbow trout while others fish a small stream.

    Wolf Creek hosts annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby

    October 23, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted the 11th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on September 25, for anyone 62 years of age or older. More than 140 participants joined us for this event. Most participants were able to catch at least one fish during the three hour time-period, with many catching their limit within the first hour. A complimentary lunch was provided for all participants and their accompanying families. Learn more...

    Dot McPherson shows off her stringer of rainbow trout. Photo by Makenzie Back, USFWS.

  • A man standing in front of a television screen in a conference room giving a talk

    Wolf Creek assists in environmental education conference

    October 17, 2018 | 1 minute readThe 42nd annual Kentucky Association for Environmental Education conference was held in early September. Environmental education specialists Moria Painter and Ashley Buffington attended the conference and staffed a booth that provided information on the national fish hatchery system and the biologist-in-training program. Painter was joined by Randy Robinson from the National Conservation Training Center to give information to 23 educators about the online toolkit Conservation Connect. Learn more...

    NCTC’s Randy Robinson talks about Conservation Connect. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • An instructor shows three onlockers how to properly tie a fly

    Fly fishing is the rage at Wolf Creek

    October 15, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek hosted a two-day, intensive Fly Fishing Conclave in mid-August. Twenty-eight eager anglers were immersed in learning from some of the best fly fishing experts in Kentucky. The conclave began with a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wolf Creek Powerhouse Superintendent on the flow of the Cumberland River. Other topics included basic gear and rigging, casting, entomology for the fly Angler, reading the water, nymphing, fishing with dry flies and streamers, tenkar and fly tying, and a question and answer town hall talk. Learn more...

    Brad Redmon teaches students how to tie knots. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Two dozen veterans stand in front of the visitors center at the hatchery showing off the larged striped bass they caught.

    Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event at Wolf Creek

    October 11, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted the seventh annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event on September 11, 2018, for 20 American servicemen and servicewomen. The event began at 5:30 a.m. Participants received t-shirts, breakfast, and snacks before departing to Lake Cumberland for a morning of striped bass fishing. During the afternoon, the veterans enjoyed a catered barbeque lunch, a21-gun-salute provided by the local Disabled American Veterans, and a goody bag from the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Learn more...

    Veterans show off their striped bass. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • A group of almost two dozen women and children show off the jewelry they made.

    Leaves and stones transformed

    October 11, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is hosting four nature-inspired craft workshops in 2018. Each participant took home at least four gift quality jewelry items. Learn more...

    The class shows their nature-inspired jewelry items. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Chattahoochee Forest’s Trout in the Classroom program

    October 4, 2018 | 1 minute readTrout in the Classroom representative Roger Johnson visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery for help in setting up Fannin County High School’s Trout in the Classroom program Learn more...

  • A volunteer removes weeds from a pollinator garden

    Friends, plants, and pollinators grow at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge garden

    October 4, 2018 | 2 minute readInspired by the Service’s pollinator protection initiatives and a butterfly inventory in 2015, members of the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge formed a committee to begin work on establishing a pollinator garden at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. With a new headquarters administrative office site and acres of yard space surrounded by natural habitat, the Friends recognized an opportunity to simultaneously beautify the space, engage volunteers, educate guests, and add beneficial native plants for local pollinators. Learn more...

    Two volunteers distribute mulch made from invasive Melaleuca trees across the expanded pollinator garden space. Photo by Jessica Sutt, USFWS.

  • An outstretched hand holding a dozen mussels marked with id numbers

    Private landowners step up to save the Carolina Heelsplitter

    September 28, 2018 | 2 minute readEllison McDow and his grandfather Donnie Evans displaying Carolina heelsplitters that will soon be released on Mr. Evan’s property. Photo by FWS. South Carolina, like many states in the Southeast Region, is mostly made up of private lands. Therefore, these lands and their owners are crucial to any effort aimed at recovery of endangered species. Last fall, a number of private entities voluntarily contributed to the ongoing recovery efforts for the critically endangered Carolina heelsplitter, a freshwater mussel. Learn more...

    Carolina heelsplitters ready to be stocked. Photo by FWS.

  • Fishing for Angels

    September 27, 2018 | 1 minute readThe Fishing for Angels Fifth Annual Bass Classic benefits Holy Angels, a residential campus for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more...

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