Delaware Fish & Wildlife offering FREE training for volunteers!!

This was sent to us today by Tess Belcher of DNREC and, she asked if DSF would get the word out to you … “Hi Rich – I know your followers like surf-fishing more than freshwater, but if you know of anyone who might be interested, can you pass this along?  Thanks! “

Happy Holidays!!   … from the Aquatic Resource Education Center (AREC)

Our 2013 Kids’ Fishing season is right around the corner!!  Last year was the first in our grassroots, “Take a Kid Fishing” series and the events were a HUGE hit with families.  Activities include casting practice, tackle craft, fish printing, “biology and habitat” and “catch and release”.  This year we are looking to expand our programs and need lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help.  Our Kids Fishing events are held during weekends, begin in the spring with at least 1 event per month, until October.  Volunteers help out when they can – there is no obligation by attending the training.  If interested in attending one of our training sessions, please contact me.  The training schedule is as follows:

Sat. Jan. 13th at the Dupont Nature in Mispillion Harbor (lower Kent) 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 9th at the Aquatic Resource Education Center (upper Kent) 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sat. Mar. 16th at a location in New Castle County (trying to get Lums Pond Nature Center) 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Not crazy about FISHING?  No worries….we have many other fantastic education programs….

Eco-Explorers – our popular 5th grade salt-marsh ecology program runs Tues.-Fri. during the school year.  We are always looking for guides.  All training is provided.

AREC camps & outdoor excursions – during the summer, many groups visit our lodge for overnight excursions at our facility.  Volunteers are always needed to help with activities such as: birding, marsh and pond exploration, canoeing, seining, fishing, crafts and much more!!

Please contact me if interested in any of our volunteer programs and feel free to pass this information along to friends, family and co-workers who may be interested!

Thank you!!

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Tess Belcher – Trainer/Educator

Division of Fish and Wildlife-Aquatic Resource Education Center

4876 Haypoint Landing Rd

Smyrna DE 19977 (302) 735-8656

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Thanks for the heads up Tess, and we will get this out to our readers.  I will also be available this year to help with more projects like these with DSF.  We do not fish just the surf, we are all over the place these days.

Fish On!!

Rich King

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