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Several dozen visitors surround a fast moving stream looking for trout.

21st annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo a success

June 19, 2018 | 2 minute readOn June 9, a total of 2,000 nine inch rainbow and 10 large display rainbow trout and brook trout were released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Celina, Tennessee, for the 21st annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo. Held in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the Rodeo is open to young people 15 and under. Some of the large display fish were caught during the event. Learn more...

The fishing rodeo drew a large crowd. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS.

A dozen plus children smiling while holding their Let’s Go Fishing activity books.

How to earn the Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing Badge

June 19, 2018 | 1 minute readOn June 14, 2018, dozens of students visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, Georgia, as part of a local public school summer program. Project Leader Kelly Taylor and Program Assistant Crystal Thomas gave tours through the hatchery building and raceways as they talked with students, teachers, and parents about the life cycle of a trout, hatchery operations, and stocking. Tours included seeing a stocking truck and watching staff members feed fish. Learn more...

A group of students at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

Five volunteers sit under an outdoor pavillion for students at the local elementary school.

Students go wild at school

June 19, 2018 | 2 minute readStudents at White Oak and D.F. Walker Elementary Schools in Edenton, North Carolina, have not just been reading about wildlife; they’ve been creating homes for wildlife right in their schoolyard. Over the past two years, students, teachers and many volunteers worked together to plant over 1,000 pollinator-friendly plants, enhance a wetland, and construct a trail and seating areas so that students will have their own space to learn outside. It’s called the Sandy Ridge Outdoor Classroom and it’s the students’ new favorite place at school. Learn more...

Local Ruritan group constructed seating area with donated materials. Photo by Kendall Smith, USFWS.

A kid shows off his catch of five trout.

Double days of Fishing at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

June 18, 2018 | 2 minute readChattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, Georgia, hosted a Seniors’ Fishing Rodeo for adults aged 55 and older on June 1. More than 200 people attended. On June 2, the hatchery hosted a Kids’ Fishing Rodeo for youths aged 16 and under. Six hundred young people came. Both events were free to the public. A senior shows off her catch. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS. Rock Creek was stocked with beautiful rainbow and brook trout each day, with some fish weighing as much as three pounds. Learn more...

A participant shows off his catch. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

2018 Family Adventure Day in Louisiana

May 31, 2018 | 2 minute readOn March 10, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s [Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office](/lafayette) and the Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office participated in the Healing House’s Family Adventure Day fundraiser and community outreach event in Lafayette, Louisiana Learn more...

hundreds of birds dot a small island below a bright blue sky.

Meet the Gulf Restoration Office

May 31, 2018 | 3 minute readAs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rolled into fiscal year 2018, we ushered in many exciting changes to our Gulf of Mexico restoration initiative that emerged from the Global Settlement for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This comprehensive legal settlement resolved the governments’ civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural resources damage claims under the Oil Pollution Act stemming from the 2010 disaster in the Gulf, the largest offshore oil spill in history. Learn more...

DOI is leading a $72 million restoration of Breton Island off the coast of Louisiana that will benefit brown pelicans, terns, skimmers and gulls. Photo by Brian Spears, USFWS.

A fly fishing expert demonstrates how to cast a fly.

Saturday fly fishing at Hatchery Creek

May 31, 2018 | 1 minute readAn increased affection for fly fishing has grown with the popularity of the newly extended Hatchery Creek that flows from Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Last year, Moria Painter partnered with fly fishing experts throughout Kentucky to offer monthly fly fishing workshops on topics ranging from basic rigging and knots to fly tying. These workshops sparked an appetite for fly-fishing with newcomers to the sport from Kentucky and nearby states. Learn more...

Mark Lamberth teaches basic casting. Photo by USFWS.

Two Service employees investigate a bag for illegal wildlife parts.

Service’s Kentucky offices hold annual meeting

May 31, 2018 | 2 minute readEmployees from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in Kentucky met in Louisville, Kentucky, in February for their annual meeting that provides updates about projects throughout the Commonwealth. The meeting allows Kentucky offices an opportunity to highlight their successes from the previous year. The connections formed from the meeting produce year-long interaction and involvement among the offices. Represented at the meeting were the Kentucky Ecological Services Field Office, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and the Office of Law Enforcement, Port of Louisville. Learn more...

Role-playing an inspection for illegal wildlife products. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

Service biologist and refuge volunteer each hold their Kentucky Colonel certificates for the camera surrounded by friends and family.

Two Colonels at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

May 31, 2018 | 2 minute readEducation Specialist Stacey Hayden, and long-time refuge volunteer Ray Stainfield, are Kentucky Colonels. The honored title is given in recognition of an individual’s contribution to his or her community, state, or nation. This respect is recognized by the Governor, and is the highest honor awarded in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ray Stainfield, a retired engineer, has served as a long-time volunteer on public lands in western Kentucky. He has volunteered for the U. Learn more...

Ray Stainfield and Stacey Hayden receive their Kentucky Colonel certificates. Photo by USFWS.

Two dozen anglers stake out a spot along a rocky creek for a big day of fishing and fun.

Veterans appreciation fishing rodeo

May 31, 2018 | 1 minute readOn Friday, May 4, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery held its sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. More than 150 U.S. military veterans and family members attended the free event. About 2,800 beautiful Rainbow and some Brook Trout were stocked into Rock Creek for the event including a number of fish each averaging three pounds or more. Veteran Larry Akins with one of the large trout he caught. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS. Learn more...

Anglers arrive early to get their spot on Rock Creek. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

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