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  • A handmade bottlecap ornament hanging from a tree with a child in the background.
    Information icon A snowman ornament made from recycled bottle caps. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Celebrating the season with nature crafts

    December 20, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted a Holiday Open House that drew more than 200 people to the hatchery on a chilly December day.  Learn more...

  • An american flag flies in the wind from its new home atop a Cold War era flagpole
    Information icon A new flagpole at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in the Florida Keys has a rich history. Photo by Morgan Barnes, USFWS.

    A Cold War flagpole, reclaimed

    November 14, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Florida – In October, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union brought the world as close it has ever come to the brink of nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the most serious Cold War standoff between the two superpowers. Before it ended peacefully, a lot of people thought, with reason, that the end of the world could be at hand. When it was over, President John F.  Learn more...

  • A Service employee in uniform pains a boys face at a fishing event
    Information icon Ashley Buffington paints Bear Bales face at a fishing event. Photo by Teresa Devore, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek hosts Annual Reaching for Rainbows Derbies

    October 24, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Wolf 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...

  • An elderly woman showing off three rainbow trout while others fish a small stream.
    Information icon Dot McPherson shows off her stringer of rainbow trout. Photo by Makenzie Back, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek hosts annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby

    October 23, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf 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...

  • Two dozen veterans stand in front of the visitors center at the hatchery showing off the larged striped bass they caught.
    Information icon Veterans show off their striped bass. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event at Wolf Creek

    October 11, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf 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...

  • A group of almost two dozen women and children show off the jewelry they made.
    Information icon The class shows their nature-inspired jewelry items. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Leaves and stones transformed

    October 11, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf 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...

  • A volunteer removes weeds from a pollinator garden
    Information icon Two volunteers distribute mulch made from invasive Melaleuca trees across the expanded pollinator garden space. Photo by Jessica Sutt, USFWS.

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

    October 4, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Inspired 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...

  • Children playing a game in a grassy field.
    Information icon Bat vs. Bug Chase Game. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS.

    Dale Hollow holds sixth Wilderness Day Camp

    August 3, 2018 | 1 minute read

    The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery hosted the sixth annual Wilderness Day Camp on July 12, 2018. The event was co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Archery instruction. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS. Activity stations included BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, a dog care and handling demonstration, fly rod casting, and an introduction to bats.  Learn more...

News

  • Hundreds of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Hatchery Creek during the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    33rd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    May 16, 2019 | 2 minute read

    Jamestown, KY – What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This year’s 33rd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel.  Read the full story...

Work-With-Us

  • A flower with pink petals with orange tips.
    A blanket flower blossom at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Photo by Eileen Tramontana, USFWS.

    Southeast Friends Groups

    “Friends” are private, independent, nonprofit organizations that build links between communities and support local national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries across the southeast. Learn more about how you can participate!  Learn more...

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