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Events

  • 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 Rodeo

    June 1, 2019 09:00 CDT

    Description 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.  Learn more...

  • A man casting his rod from the bank of a creek
    Information icon Morning fly fishing. Photo by , CC-BY-NC-ND.

    August fly fishing clinic

    August 13, 2019 10:00 CDT

    Afternoon session: 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. CDT Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • A group of students gathers around an instructor on the bank of a creek.
    Information icon Participants watch as instructor shows how to trace the fly in the current. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    December fly fishing clinic

    December 13, 2019 10:00 CDT

    Afternoon session: 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. CDT Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • Early childhood educator workshop

    July 10, 2019 08:00 CDT

    Description Join us at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for an early childhood education workshop featuring Getting little feet wet, Environmental Experiences, Project Wet and Project Learning Tree. The workshop cost is $22, which covers PLT curriculum, GLFW provided by Division of Water; lunch provided by Friends of Wolf Creek NFH. Registration To register, complete the form and submit by email to ashley_buffington@fws.gov or by mail: Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, 50 Kendall Road, Jamestown, KY 42629.  Learn more...

News

  • Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.
    People enjoying a boat. Photo by Greg Workman, FWC.

    Secretary Salazar announces boating grants to 28 states to help keep waterways clean

    June 9, 2009 | 7 minute read

    Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced that $14.6 million will be awarded to 28 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2009. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pumpout boats and provide educational programs for recreational boaters. “Clean Vessel Act funds support construction of facilities in communities that depend on recreational boating for their economy, and depend on clean water for their health,” said Salazar.  Read the full story...

State

  • A river cuts through a colorful forest in fall.
    Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge in Fall. Photo by Andy Eller, USFWS.

    Conservation in Kentucky

    Related content Jun 5, 2019 | 3 minute read News Recovery plan available for endangered Cumberland darter May 16, 2019 | 2 minute read News 33rd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Apr 26, 2019 | 2 minute read News May activities at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Apr 11, 2019 | 6 minute read News U.  Learn more...

Wildlife

  • A lobster-shaped and colored crayfish with tinges of rust and blue.
    Big Sandy crayfish. Photo by Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University.

    Big Sandy crayfish

    The Big Sandy crayfish is a threatened freshwater crustacean found in streams and rivers in the Appalachian region.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small fish with dark stripes on a yellow tinged back and white belly.
    Information icon Blackfin sucker. Photo by Matthew Thomas, KDFWR.

    Blackfin sucker

    A small fish averaging about five and a half inches in length, the blackfin sucker has a body patterned with two dark, brownish-black horizontal lines below the lateral line (a faint line of sense organs extending from the gill cover to the tail) and six or seven additional lines in the back and the side of the body, with intervening olive-gold stripes.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small black mussel with brownish yellow striations extends a small white appendage from its shell
    Information icon Cumberland bean juveniles reared at the Center for Mollusk Conservation in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Cumberland bean

    The Cumberland bean is a small mussel found in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It is protected as an endangered species and can be found in river systems within the Cumberland River and Tennessee River drainages.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings
    Information icon Photo by Jeremy Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

    Cumberland darter

    The Cumberland darter is a small, straw-yellow colored fish with brown markings found in 14 streams in Kentucky and Tennessee. It is protected as an endangered species and is threatened primarily by water pollution.  Visit the species profile...

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