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  • Wolf Creek receives recognition for work with local children

    November 30, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On Oct. 23, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery staff members and volunteers from Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery attended the monthly Russell County Board of Education meeting for a special recognition ceremony. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Wolf Creek’s Reaching for Rainbows fishing derby for local children with moderate to severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Ashley Buffington accepts a commemorative plaque presented by Russell County School District Superintendent Michael Ford, and students, Tina Thomas and Matthew Pickett.  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.

    Wolf Creek offers fly-fishing clinics

    October 25, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On the second Saturday of each month, Kentucky’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosts a fly-fishing clinic that addresses an aspect of fly-fishing. In October, Rob Worthing of Tenkara Guides gave a presentation on the tenkara technique. Tenkara is an ancient Japanese fly-fishing method involving a rod, line, and single fly. The class provided hands-on instruction, with 15 participants learning how to rig, cast, catch and land fish with fixed line rods.  Learn more...

  • A child holding a rod looks on with amazement.
    Information icon A child reels in his catch as his friend cheers him on. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    Reaching for Rainbows fishing derbies

    October 12, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On Sept. 27- 28, 2017, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky hosted its annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Needs Kids’ Fishing Derbies for four local county school districts. These annual events were established to allow children with moderate to severe developmental and intellectual challenges the opportunity to connect with nature. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event’s beginnings with Russell and Clinton County school districts, and the third anniversary for Adair and Cumberland county school districts.  Learn more...

  • A senior holding a fishing pole with a wide smile.
    Information icon A participant in the 10th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby shows off his catch and his smile. Photo by Ashley Buffington USFWS.

    Catch a Smile Fishing Derby

    October 11, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On September 26, 2017, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky hosted its annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby, inviting anyone 62 years or older to participate. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event, which was established to promote outdoor activity and connect senior citizens with nature. More than 130 seniors joined in on the fun – fishing at Hatchery Creek, sharing a complimentary lunch, and winning a prize.  Learn more...

  • Several dozen veterans stand in front of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery visitors center holding their catch.
    Information icon Veterans show off their catches. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek honors wounded warriors

    September 26, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On September 11, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky hosted its sixth annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event for veterans who sustained injuries during their service. Twenty veterans participated in a guided striped bass trip on Lake Cumberland just after sunrise. the Russell County Honor Guard conducted a special ceremony to honor and remember our service personnel for their sacrifice. Participants were then treated to a catered barbecue lunch. Many participants tried their hands at fly fishing at Hatchery Creek after their meals.  Learn more...

  • Small plants growing out of a low depression next to the parking lot.
    Information icon The completed rain garden basin. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    New rain garden and outdoor classroom at Wolf Creek

    August 1, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery has completed its new onsite rain garden and outdoor classroom, a project that began in late March. This project was no easy feat, requiring substantial assistance from partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wolf Creek Dam and Powerhouse, and the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. A rain garden is a shallow depression, planted with native plants and grasses, which is designed to capture runoff from nearby impervious surfaces.  Learn more...

  • Wolf Creek’s Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby

    July 24, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On June 3, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery held the 31st annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby, a free fishing weekend.  Learn more...

  • A family looks at a diarama with USFWS staff.
    Information icon Exploring wetland science. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Earth Day all weekend

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky celebrated Earth Day in a big way this year, with not one but two events. This spring, Wolf Creek hosted an Earth Day event by partnering with many state and local agencies including The Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Lindsey Wilson College, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Division of Water, and the Russell County Library. About 300 visitors participated in the event.  Learn more...

  • A young boy jumping across a grassy field like a frog.
    Information icon Leaping like a frog. Photo Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Longest Day of Play

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Kentucky’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud of its long-standing tradition of collaborating with the local Russell County Health Coalition to promote healthy lifestyles in the community. Each June, we join our partners in celebrating the Longest Day of Play, a day set aside to celebrate the longest day of the year. The goal is to encourage physical, outdoor activity among children and families in the community. The event provides a great opportunity for community members to volunteer, play, and learn.  Learn more...

  • Jundges pose for a photo with the winning art.
    Information icon Judges panel shows off the Best of Show from the competition. L to R: Sue Brunderman, Martina Hines, John Brunjes, Michael Pendley, and Nate Beckman. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek staff assist with Junior Duck Stamp Art contest judging in Kentucky

    July 20, 2017 | 2 minute read

    After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat through this educational program, students may express their knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching an eligible North American waterfowl species and submitting it to the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for a chance to be selected as the next Junior Duck Stamp.  Learn more...

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